The Jimmer Fredette tracker, 2018-19: Fredette sets new All-Star game record with huge performance

By: Jay Yeomans

Published: January 13, 2019

Note: After nearly two weeks away, while trying to figure out my future writing plans, I have decided that I need to continue to write while I work on what’s next. So for the foreseeable future, I will continue to pump out stories when something noteworthy happens.

Jimmer Fredette had himself a day on Sunday as his Southern All-Star team ran away with a 160-145 win over the Northern All-Stars.

The former BYU guard showed off his remarkable shooting skills in the big win as he set a new All-Star game record as he connected on 11 shots from beyond the arc on his way to a 39-point performance.

All told, Fredette connected on 14 of 24 shots, including 11-for-19 from 3-point land in the epic shooting display, while adding five rebounds and five assists in just 25 minutes of work.

While it was a monumental performance for Fredette, it wasn’t enough to take home game MVP honors. That award went to fellow South guard, Joseph Young, who registered 40 points and six assists in the win.

Through the first 30 games of the expanded CBA season, Fredette is third in the league in scoring, averaging 37.2 points a night on 53 percent shooting from inside the arc, 41 percent from distance and 95 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 5.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists and a league-best 3.0 steals in 40 minutes a contest.

Lets take a look inside the numbers to see some of the remarkable things Fredette has done in his third season with the Shanghai Sharks.

  • In his 29 games on the floor – Fredette missed a game with illness – he has scored more than 30 points 24 times, including 10 40-point games, three 50-point games and a 75-point masterpiece that was one of the most impressive offensive showings I have ever seen.
  • He has grabbed at least five rebounds in 21 games, including a season-high 15 rebounds in a game against Guangzhou and posted two double-doubles
  • He has 19 games with at least five assists

Fredette has also done some really nice things on the defensive end of the floor for the shorthanded Sharks.

  • He has registered two or more steals in 21 of 29 games, including 12 games with four or more steals.
  • During one nine-game stretch, Fredette had four or more steals eight times

Up next for Fredette and the Sharks is a short break before they return to the court for the final 16 games of the regular season. Their first game of the second half comes on January 16 against the Beijing Ducks who are 21-9 and sit in fifth place in the league standings. That is six games ahead of the Sharks who are 15-15 in a season that has been derailed by injuries.

 

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21 comments

  1. Ditto! Love it, appreciate all your efforts and understand 100% that you need to make a living, but really have enjoyed being able to follow Jimmer and others via your articles. Of course I cheer for all former BYU players, but there was only one Jimmer. What a player! Hope you can continue, but if not, best of luck to you and thanks again!

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    1. Thank you so much. I really am grateful for readers like you. I hope to be able to provide continued coverage of all the former Cougars, while looking for a way to expand my brand to reach other fan bases as well.
      Once again, thank you for your patronage. It means a lot.

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  2. Jay Yeomans, I was wondering for the last 2 weeks that you stopped writing / up dating about Jimmer, maybe you were away during the Christmas holidays or you were ill. But any way I’m glad your back and able to up date Jimmer fans of what Jimmer is currently doing in his games. I’m a fan from Jimmer’s town Glens Falls N.Y. where Jimmer was born and grew up. The people of Glens Falls have always followed Jimmer through out his career and are so proud of him, he is a class act on and off the basketball court. I’m a loyal Jimmer fan who gets up on Jammer’s game day’s very early in the mornings on the east coast 5:30 AM to watch over the Internet broadcasted in Chinese all his games. I have watched Jimmer’s games dating back to 2007 from when he was at BYU, to the NBA, and the NBA G League. Jimmer’s goal is to be back in the NBA this coming season 2019 — 2020 which I hope it happens for this deserving young man Jimmer. Then if the NBA does not happen for Jimmer him and all his fans should not really feel bad, it’s the NBA’s loss and the CBA’s gain. Even Jimmer continuing to play in the CBA financially he will be paid a top CBA salary plus his substantial sneaker brand money he earns in China which is the largest population basketball loving country in the world and one huge plus playing in the CBA verse the NBA is the CBA plays almost half the season games as the NBA 46 verse a 82 games season. Yesterdays all-star game even know Jimmer probably still not 100% recovered from last weeks illness he put up great numbers 11 3 pointers setting a CBA all star record and scoring 39 points. I think Jimmer could of scored more than his all stars team mate’s 40 points who won the all star MVP yesterday but Jimmer probably eased off the gas pedal effort since he already won the CBA All star game MVP in January 2017 and generously allowed his fellow All Star team mate to win the MVP honors yesterday. I’m hoping Jimmer has tons of 40 and 50 point game the remaining 16 games of this season and into the CBA play offs and wins this CBA season’s scoring title and MVP which would be Jimmers second scoring title and MVP in the 3 seasons Jimmer played so far in the CBA. That would be great on Jimmer’s basketball reissue to attract NBA teams this up coming NBA season. We appreciate you up dating every game Jimmer play’s in, Jimmer has a huge fan following all over this world. Thank’s Ed M. from Queensbury NY, that Glens Falls N.Y. neighboring town.

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  3. I agree with Jesse. I watched Jimmer in Shanghai and I am amazed by his all around game and 100% effort. Jimmer has become the complete player and when afforded the NBA opportunity with right Coach and Team, no doubt will excel as a Team Player once again. Opportunity is knocking. I feel it and he will not be denied.

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    1. He has definitely made strides to become a more complete player during his time in China, and it should open more NBA doors when he returns after the CBA season comes to an end.

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