Jimmer Fredette signs with Phoenix Suns


PHOENIX (ABC4 Sports) It’s March, and that must mean it’s Jimmer time.

This time, instead of the NCAA Tournament, it’s in the NBA.

Former BYU great Jimmer Fredette signed a 2-year deal with the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, and is expected to be on the team with the Suns face the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Monday. 

The two-year deal has a team option in the second year, sources told ESPN. The deal was first reported by 98.7 FM Arizona Sports.

The 2011 Naismith College Player of the Year at BYU, Fredette played the past three seasons in the Chinese Basketball Association. In November, he scored 75 points for the Shanghai Sharks in a loss to Beikong.

On Tuesday, the Sharks were eliminated from the postseason, as Fredette averaged 36.9 points per game for Shanghai.

Fredette, 30, was the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. The Milwaukee Bucks selected him and traded his rights to the Sacramento Kings.

The Suns will be the fifth NBA stop for Fredette, who last played for the New York Knicks during the 2015-16 season.

In five NBA seasons, Fredette has averaged 6.0 points and 1.4 assists per game. His last game in the NBA was on March 1, 2016.

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