James Taft “Jimmer” Fredette (born February 25, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Fredette was the 2011 National Player of the Year in college basketball, ranking as the leading scorer in all of NCAA Division I during his senior season for the BYU Cougars. He was subsequently selected with the tenth overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, but only played limited minutes across four different teams over five NBA seasons.
On November 28, 2015, Fredette was reacquired by the Westchester Knicks. He made his debut for the Knicks two days later, recording 37 points and 8 assists in a 102–90 win over the Grand Rapids Drive. On January 29, 2016, he was named to the East All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game. On February 13, he led the East All-Star team to a 128–124 win over the West, winning the D-League All-Star Game MVP trophy after recording 35 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, and one steal in 25 minutes.
On February 22, 2016, Fredette signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks. That night he made his debut for New York in a 122–95 loss to the Toronto Raptors, recording three points in two minutes off the bench. On March 2, the Knicks chose not to offer Fredette a second 10-day contract, making him a free agent. On March 6, he was reacquired by Westchester. At the season’s end, he was named to the All-NBA D-League Second Team
He spent the majority of the 2015–16 season in the NBA Development League, during which he won the All-Star Game MVP. In 2016, he joined the CBA’s Shanghai Sharks, and during the 2016-17 CBA season he led the league in scoring at 37.5 points per game and won the International MVP award.
Career highlights and awards
CBA International MVP (2017)
CBA scoring champion (2017)
CBA All-Star (2017)
All-NBA D-League Second Team (2016)
NBA D-League All-Star (2016)
NBA D-League All-Star Game MVP (2016)
National college player of the year (2011)
Consensus first-team All-American (2011)
Third-team All-American – NABC, TSN (2010)
NCAA Division I scoring leader (2011)
MWC Player of the Year (2011)
Senior CLASS Award (2011)