Former BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette executed his final free throws to help the Shanghai Sharks beat the Mighty Sports from the Philippines 78–77 in the championship game at the 10th Singapore Merloin Cup 2016.
Fredette crossed over near the top of the paint and launched a perimeter shot as the buzzer signaled the end of the game. After the referees collaborated, they decided there was a foul and the shot was behind the 3-point line.
With no time on the clock and the Sharks down 77–75, Fredette shot three free throws — and hit all three to win the game.
“My brother and I practiced those game-winning free throws when I was young, so you live for opportunities like that. I was fortunate enough to be able to make them.” —Jimmer Fredette, Shanghai Sharks guard
“My brother and I practiced those game-winning free throws when I was young, so you live for opportunities like that,” Fredette told the reporter in the video. “I was fortunate enough to be able to make them.”
Fredette finished the game with 43 points.
In August, Fredette signed with the Sharks after failing to secure a spot in the NBA.
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.