The Jimmer Fredette tracker, 2018-19 game 24: Fredette lights it up from deep in win

By: Jay Yeomans

Published: December 26, 2018

Jimmer Fredette delivered a big second-half performance as the Shanghai Sharks came away with a 103-82 win over the Bayi Rockets on Christmas day.

Fredette paced Shanghai in the win, finishing with a game-high 30 points on 10-for-19 shooting from the field, including an outstanding 8-for-11 from beyond the arc and 2-for-2 from the foul line. He added six rebounds and a steal in just 26 minutes on the floor.

The former BYU guard overcame a sluggish first half with some remarkable 3-point shooting after the break to help the Sharks improve to 15-9 on the season. After missing his first outside shot of the half, early in the third, Fredette drilled six triples in a row, including four in the fourth quarter against the Rockets.

Luis Scola also had a strong showing for the Sharks, registering a double-double with 17 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the floor to go along with a game-high 11 rebounds and four assists in 19 minutes.

Huang Xu added 16 points on the strength of 4-for-5 shooting from 3-point land while Luo Hanchen chipped in with 12 points, six assists and four rebounds. Zhang Zhaoxu came up big as well, totaling nine points on 80 percent shooting from the field while adding 10 rebounds, three blocks and two assists in 38 minutes.

For the Rockets, Lei Meng led the way with 15 points while Fu Hao added 12 points and eight boards.

Through 24 games, Fredette is third in the CBA in scoring, averaging 38.3 points a night on 53 percent shooting from inside the arc, 45 percent from 3-point land and 95 percent at the charity stripe. He also contributes 6.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 3.3 steals in 40.4 minutes.

Up next for Fredette and the Sharks is a tough matchup on Thursday with the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions who are 17-6 on the season and sit in fourth place in the league standings. Two players to watch for the high-powered Lions are imports Courtney Fortson and Ioannis Bourousis.

While some of his shooting numbers are down from a season ago, Fortson is still one of the best pure point guards in all of the CBA. He is the league-leader in assists and is coming off three straight triple-doubles, including a 35-point, 14-assist, 10-rebound night in a 121-116 win over Fujian on Christmas. Through 23 games, he is averaging 24.8 points, 11.4 assists, 8.5 rebounds and 2.4 steals in 40.1 minutes a contest.

As for Bourousis, he is a strong interior player who averages 17.6 points a night to go along with 8.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 28.4 minutes.

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7 comments

  1. Thanks for running this web site, it’s truely appreciated from us Jimmer fans, reporting on his every game progress, stats, how his team is doing over in China, etc. While Jimmer’s been playing in China the last 3 seasons I watch live 530 AM or 630 AM starts during the seasons all of Jimmer’s games. He is such a gifted basketball talent especialy offensively if you ever moss a game, that might be the game he scores 73 points, 75 points, or even breaks the C B A leage record for a single game with 83 or more points. Jimmer came close with that scoring record several weeks ago when he scored 75 points he only needed 8 more points that game for the record. We Jimmer fans know if he got another shot in the N B A substantial minutes he would put up lots of points 30 to 40 points consistently. But the world knows he is China’s top basketball play ygesr last 3 years, if he decides to renegotiate his Chinese contract the end of this season he should command at least 3 million per year and maybe he should think about a long term contract overseas

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    1. Thank you for reading. He has done great things in China. It will be very interesting to see what happens when this deal is up. A return to the NBA would be nice, but there would also be some fun places to play in Europe too.

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  2. 2 points -wouldn’t the Jazz 10x their memorabilia sales if Jimmer was there?
    Wouldn’t Zac Wilson lead the world in passing if he played for Mike leach? We throw the ball 19 times and run it over 30 times. I’m sure I’m not the only guy who goes nuts over the BYU football play calling!

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    1. From a marketing standpoint, Jimmer would’ve been huge for the Jazz. They would’ve sold way more merchandise and had a lot more people in the stands during the down years.
      As for Wilson, the kid has star power and would be remarkable under Leach, but more QBs are. He is a genius as an offensive coach.
      In regard to the play calling, I am definitely left scratching my head sometimes, but did some progress in the Bowl game and parts of the Utah game.

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      1. maybe if he completed a higher percentage in the last game they would have let him throw more! Lavell would be turning over in his grave. Maybe he will start to audible and override the up the gut on 1st down every time.

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