ESPN highlights second Jimmermania wave with ‘The Lonely Master’


Former BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette gained fans across the country in 2011 with his long-range threes. That was the first wave on Jimmermania.

Now, the second wave is hitting China, which ESPN documented in a video that premiered Sunday morning.

Fredette joined the Shanghai Sharks basketball team in August 2016. In March, Fredette was named the Continental Basketball Association’s International MVP. During the season, Fredette averaged 37.6 points per game and scored a game-high 73 points.

Fredette’s scoring prowess has earned him a new nickname in China: Jimo Dashen, which means “The Lonely Master.”

“It’s not necessarily the sense you would think of lonely in America where you’re just by yourself, like depressing and that kind of stuff,” Fredette said in the interview. “It more means you’re kind of on top and no one is around you.”

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.

Watch the video on espn.com.

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