How would you rate Jimmer Fredette’s performance with the Sacramento Kings on Thursday?
Jason Jones from the Sacramento Bee thinks there’s a good chance he’ll be a King:
Fredette is the most likely of the six players to be drafted by the Kings with the seventh overall pick. The Kings want to improve perimeter shooting, and Fredette made 39.6 percent of his three-point attempts while averaging 28.9 points and 4.3 assists as a senior.
Fredette worked out with five other players on Thursday, two of whom he faced during the 2011 season. UCLA forward Tyler Honeycutt and UTEP guard Randy Culpepper were also on the floor in Sacramento; Fredette scored 25 points versus each player’s team as BYU split games with the Bruins (loss) and Miners (win).
Fredette’s effort in BYU’s 89-68 decision over UTEP at the Marriott Center was one of Jimmer’s more complete games of the season, as he recorded nine assists and eight rebounds to go along with his 25 points. Culpepper struggled against the Cougars, going 1/8 from the field for four points before fouling out.
UCLA’s Honeycutt played well versus BYU in Anaheim, scoring 17 points and adding eight boards in the Bruins’ 86-79 win over the Cougars at the Wooden Classic.
How Did Jimmer Feel?
I thought it went pretty well; I competed hard, shot decent…the main thing I want to come in and show ’em is that I can play defense at this level.
I thought I did a pretty good job overall, and I thought that (the Kings) liked it.
The Kings have the 7th pick in the NBA Draft. To this point, Fredette has worked out for teams with the 15th pick (Indiana Pacers) and 17th pick (NY Knicks). His upcoming work outs are with the 13th pick (Phoenix Suns) on Monday followed by the 3rd/12th picks (Utah Jazz) next Wednesday. Fredette has no other workouts scheduled or announced before draft night.