Former BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette signs with Shanghai Sharks

Jimmer Fredette

Former BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette has signed a one-year contract to play basketball in China. 

Former BYU basketball standout Jimmer Freddette has signed a one-year contract with the Shanghai Sharks.


Fredette spent his summer as part of the Denver Nuggets in the 2016 NBA Summer League. However, after passing from team to team in the NBA and D League over the past five years, Fredette has settled for a one-year contract overseas.

In 2011, Fredette was drafted as the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Fredette has played for the Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks. Over the course of his NBA career, Fredette has average 6 points per game and shot 41.2 percent from the field.

The Shanghai Sharks is owned by former Chinese professional basketball player Yao Ming.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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