By: Jay Yeomans
Published: July 27, 2018
Jimmer Fredette put on a show on Friday night as he and his Team Fredette teammates overcame a slow start to handle the Fort Wayne Champs, 104-91.
Fredette carried the offensive load with 41 points on 13-for-21 shooting from the floor including 6-for-11 from distance and 9-for-10 from the foul line. He also chipped in with a team-best eight rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals in 36 minutes of work.
Fredette did all of his damage on the offensive end in 22-minute span as Team Fredette turned a 12-point deficit into a huge lead.
He started things off with a slick crossover to get to the paint before delivering a tear drop.
He followed that up by getting to the lane and finishing with his left hand while drawing a foul to cut the deficit to 11.
Minutes later, Fredette found the range from deep as he buried the right-wing three to give Team Fredette the 38-37 lead.
Fredette continued his hot streak moments later when he came off a down screen from Jack Cooley and buried a left-wing triple to open up a four-point lead.
After doing more damage from in close and at the foul line, Fredette got things rolling from the outside again as used another Cooley screen to create some space before drilling the pull-up jumper.
After a short fadeaway jumper, Jimmer went back to work from deep as he connected on a right-wing triple off the bounce to give Team Fredette some breathing room.
Fredette then showed he could get to the paint off the dribble with some terrific finishes from in close including a driving lay-up to end the third quarter.
The former BYU guard added three more buckets early in the fourth on a stepback three and a pair of drives to the lane where finished with a floater and a finger role.
The Basketball Tournament YouTube channel shared more highlights from the impressive win.
Team Fredette also got a massive performance from Jeff Ledbetter who snapped out of his shooting slump, connecting on 5 of 8 shots from distance on his way to 17 huge points.
Three other players scored in double figures for Team Fredette including former BYU big man Brandon Davies who managed 11 points to go along with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a pair of highlight-reel blocks (including the one below).
Jordon Crawford added 11 points, six assists and four rebounds while Ra’Shad James registered his 10 points in 18 minutes.
Julian Mavunga led the way for Fort Wayne with 23 points while Trey McKinney Jones chipped in with 18 points in the losing effort.
Through three games, Fredette is averaging 34.3 points on 51.7 percent shooting from the floor, 40 percent from the 3-point line and 96.9 percent from the foul line. He has also managed 5.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.7 steals while playing all but one minute.
Jimmer and Team Fredette will get a shot to advance to the Final Four on Sunday when they face off against the Scarlet and Grey who feature a cast of former Ohio State stars.
5 thoughts on “Breaking down Jimmer Fredette’s 41-point performance in Team Fredette’s big win (video)”
It’s great that Jimmer choose to play in this years TBT showing the national T.V. audience that he is still one of the greatest scorers in basketball against NBA talent averaging after three TBT games 34. 3 points in 36. minutes per game played. These last few years Jimmer has shown the basketball world with his dominance in the CBA, the D-League, that he presently belongs in the NBA, not just sitting on a NBA bench but playing significant minutes every NBA game. I would like to see Jimmer break that 60 point TBT scoring record this TBT tournament, plus this season his third year under contract for the Shanghai Sharks break the 84 point game record while leading the CBA league in scoring, maybe leading the Sharks to the CBA championship while obtaining another CBA MVP award. Jimmer on his Face Book provided a free Chinese Web site who carry all the Sharks gave live. These games usually start at 5:30 AM in the morning and are broadcast-ed in Chinese, but to true basketball fans any time that you have a opportunity to watch Jimmer play you don’t want to miss these games because any game Jimmer plays he has the potential to score 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 pionts while shooting tons of deep 3 ‘s, driving to the cup, floaters in the lane, reading double teams and finding his open teammates, etc. If all this stuff above I just mentioned get Jimmer back in the NBA for the 2019 – 2020 season, then it seems like for unknown reason which us Jimmer fans in the past have all speculated that NBA league / teams consisting of a 75% Black players, may have black balled Jimmer. Some basketball fans have commented that if Jimmer was Black with all of Jimmers talent that he would be playing on a NBA team. Some basketball fans have commented the NBA promotes athletic talented Black players and the NBA does not want to see a un-athletic slow white guy (Jimmer) show up / out score every night their athletic talented Black ball player’s. Let’s hope this is not the case?
I think there will be more chances for him to get back into the NBA after he is done in China.
I think Jimmer needs a coach that will trust him and let him do his thing. That is why he is successful in college, China, TBT, etc. In the NBA they probably won’t ever just give him the keys and let him drive.
The crazy thing is I think he would have had that had there not been a coaching change a few weeks into his rookie season.
I’d love to see Jimmer running the Lakers’ offense next to LeBron!!!! Luke Walton is trying to implement the offense he learned while coaching with Steve Kerr in Golden State. Can you imagine Jimmer and LeBron? Teams have to focus on LeBron usually with double teams. With Jimmer pulling up at 35 feet drilling 3’s, it would provide a lot of spacing for James to move around and do what he does best. Jordan was great because people had to pay attention another legitimate scoring threat in Pippen. Durrant thrives because people have to pay attention to Steph. Parker made a nice career because Duncan took all of the attention. I’m not in any way saying Jimmer is as good as any of these side kicks to the stars, but imagine the heat a legitimate deep scoring threat would take off LeBron. Like CivTalker says, he needs a coach who will let him do his thing. If Walton is anything like Kerr, and I think he is, then the Lakers are just the team to give him the green light.