By: Jay Yeomans
Published: July 29, 2018
Team Fredette got a terrific team effort to knock off the Ohio State alumni squad Scarlet and Gray, 100-78 on Sunday to advance to The Basketball Tournament Final Four.
Jimmer led the way for Team Fredette as he produced a game-high 28 points on 10-for-17 shooting from the floor and 7-for-8 from the foul line. He also did an excellent job getting his teammates involved, handing out seven assists while collecting four rebounds in 36 minutes.
Jimmer had many highlight plays along the way including this very difficult fadeaway to beat the first quarter buzzer.
He followed that up with some more hot shooting in the second with the ring-wing triple off the dribble to give Team Fredette a nine-point lead.
Jimmer also showed that he could make plays off the dribble as he nutmegged fellow CBA star Jared Sullinger before finding Jordon Crawford for the open three.
ESPN also shared highlights of the play on its Twitter page.
Jimmer was delivering dimes as well as his court vision led to huge Dunks from Derek Cooke Jr., Ra’Shad James and Brandon Davies.
Fredette had plenty of help as all five starters shot better than 50 percent from the floor and scored in double figures. Jack Cooley totaled 16 points on 75 percent shooting from the field while grabbing a team-high seven rebounds while Davies registered 15 points, four rebounds and three steals.
Fredette’s former teammates with the Westchester Knicks, James and Crawford also turned in fantastic performances in the win. James recorded 16 points on 6-for-7 shooting from the floor and a blistering 4 of 5 from 3-point range while Crawford had 13 points, four assists and a steal in 21 minutes of work.
Jeff Ledbetter also provided a spark for Team Fredette on both ends of the floor with six points, six assists, three rebounds and three steals off the bench.
David Lighty paced the Scarlet and Gray with 16 points while Aaron Craft added 13 points, four rebounds and three assists. Sullinger also had a productive day in the loss with 12 points, eight rebounds and four steals.
The Basketball Tournament shared complete highlights of win.
Fredette and Cooley talked about what they did to beat a very talented Scarlet and Gray squad.
Through four games, Fredette is averaging 32.8 points on 53.2 percent shooting from the floor, 37.9 percent from distance and 95 percent from the free-throw line. He also chips in with 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.3 steals while playing all but one minute of action.
Up next for Jimmer and Team Fredette is a trip to Baltimore where they will await the winner of the matchup between Team Challenge ALS and Eberlein Drive. Team Challenge ALS is the No. 1 seed in the West, but Eberlein Drive has a roster loaded with former NBA players.
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