NBA Draft Profile: Jimmer Fredette

Jimmer Fredette


6-2, 195 lbs.

College: Brigham Young

Class: Senior

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STRENGTHS: Jimmer became a one-name sensation across America in 2011 because of his ridiculous range and scoring ability. He was the National Player of the Year, and led BYU to the brink of the Elite 8. He has incredible lift on his jump shot, and can score in a variety of ways. Fredette is a good ballhandler, an underrated passer, and has an incredible knack for making tough, contested shots. He is a unique, once-in-a-generation collegiate player who will have a place in the NBA because of his ability to score.

WEAKNESSES: Defense. Fredette is not very athletic, nor is he particularly quick. At 6-2, he’s going to have a very difficult time guarding 2’s in the NBA, and he’s not nearly quick enough to defend point guards. Fredette is a prodigious shooting talent and will draw comparisons to Stephen Curry, but they aren’t fair, because he is not the athlete Curry is. He will have a place in the NBA for years to come as a three-point specialist and possibly a Microwave-type bench scorer, but Fredette won’t be in the game when his team needs a big stop with seconds to go.

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