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32 - Jimmer Fredette

BYU 

  • Birthday: 2/25/89
  • NBA Position: Point Guard
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-2
  • Wt: 196
  • Hometown: Glens Falls, NY
  • High School: Glens Falls
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Overall

93

NBA Comparison: Mark Price/Eddie House

Strengths: An absolutely relentless scorer ... Led nation in points per game with 28.9 ... Wide array of ways to put the ball in the basket ... Great size and strength for a point guard ... Strong finisher around the rim ... Uncanny shooting ability ... Volume shooter that maintains efficiency; averaged 3.3 three-pointers made per game in his senior season on 39.6% ... Gets an outstanding amount of elevation on his jump shot ... Won't dazzle with high-flying dunks, but uses the athleticism he has very well ... Tough to stop in transition ... Can pull-up for a quick jump shot from anywhere on the court ... Unlimited range ... Supreme confidence in his shooting ability, won't hesitate to fire from as far as 30 feet away from the basket ... Able to make shots even when appearing well off-balance ... Great free-throw shooter (89.4%) ... Underrated quickness ... Nasty ball-handling ability ... Deadly crossover ... Frequently throws off defenders with well-timed hesitations moves off the dribble ... Can create a lot of space for himself, with or without the ball ... Doesn't have to dominate the ball to be effective ... Crafty mid-range game ... Comes off screens extremely well ... Automatic catch-and-shoot ability ... Talented passer that has the ability to create open shots for his teammates ... Thrives in high-pressure situations ... Very unselfish ... Very high basketball IQ ... Tough, physical player that doesn't shy away from contact ... Gym rat, always focused on improving his game ... Smart, well-spoken kid that always seems to impress in his interviews ...

Weaknesses: A very poor defender at BYU ... His team couldn't afford for him to get in foul trouble which may account for his lackluster defensive effort ... Struggles to close out on shooters ... As the primary offensive option on his team, he hasn't proven he can be a pass-first point guard ... Assist-to-turnover ratio is poor (4.3 assists to 3.5 turnovers), but understandable due to his role on the team ... Prone to getting blocked on his drives to the rim ... Athleticism is certainly below average for an NBA point guard, which may hinder his ability to get his shot off at the next level …

Overall: Gained a huge following his senior year in college as he won National Player of the Year ... Will be an instant impact player in the NBA as a scorer/shooter off the bench and if he can tighten up his defense and find a system that works for him, he has the potential to be a very good starting point guard ... Will be a likely lottery pick ...

Tyler Ingle 6/2/11

Strengths: A prolific scorer who has developing point guard skills ... Has tremendous shooting ability. It's the aspect of his game that will undeniably get him serious looks from the NBA level ... An extremely effective player who understands shot selection and taking what the defense gives him ... Has a solid first step and the ability to blow by defenders and get into the paint ... Shows very good vision and passing ability, particularly driving and dishing the ball ... Very patient passer, never rushes his decisions allowing openings to materialize ... Has great speed and quickness for a mid-major player ... Has a strong frame with excellent strength that he puts to good use as he's not afraid of contact ... Very tough both mentally and physically. A competitor who will battle tooth and nail and wants the big shots at the end of games ... Has great accuracy shooting the ball and range. He is highly proficient at creating shots for himself, with a very quick release and use of change of direction ... Equally effective at isolating on opponents and spotting up for shots ... Has a quick release: He takes very little time to get the ball under his elbow and away, and squares to the basket in rhythm in a blink of an eye ... Has good finishing ability with touch while on the move ... Offensively there are few holes to his game ... An extremely hard worker. His conditioning sets him apart from the competition and allows him to shoot the ball incredibly well at the end of games ...

Weaknesses: Fredette lacks the athleticism of the average NBA point guard. However, being such a tremendous shooter helps offset some of his athletic shortcomings, in terms of making it in the league ... Not a natural point guard but is developing his skills. He came into college as a shooting guard but has steadily developed his point guard abilities and decision making ... His ball handling ability is efficient but lacks flash ... Lacks the athleticism to finish at the rim but is creative at finding ways to score on drives using floaters ... His speed is very good at the college level, but there are question marks about his ability to do the same things against NBA level athletes ... Will his lateral foot speed be a liability? Will he be able to create shots for himself against longer and more athletic opponents?

Notes:
Projects as an instant offense bench type of player for the NBA level ... Has been on the NBA radar for some time but really opened some eyes with his 49 point effort against Arizona in late December of his junior year ...

Aran Smith 12/29/09

YouTube Clip - 12/29/2009

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