It appears many of the analysts were right – Jimmer Fredette was drafted today by the Sacramento Kings.
There was a small twist in how things actually went. Sacramento was part of a three-way trade with the Milwaukee Bucks and Charolotte Bobcats. Here are the details of that trade:
The Bobcats sent top scorer Stephen Jackson to the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-way trade involving the Sacramento Kings that gave Charlotte two picks in the top nine of the NBA Draft on Thursday.
Charlotte got the No. 7 overall pick from Sacramento — forward Bismack Biyombo from the Congo — and forward Corey Maggette from Milwaukee. The Bobcats also drafted UConn guard Kemba Walker ninth.
Milwaukee picked guard Jimmer Fredette with the 10th pick and sent his rights to Sacramento along with guard John Salmons.
For fans of the Sacramento Kings, let us all tell you that you won’t be disappointed. From slogans like “You Got Jimmered” to the theme song of “Teach Me How to Jimmer“, the basketball season of 2010-2011 was “Jimmer Time” and will be for quite a long time.
Jimmer made this years college basketball season one that we will never forget. He was incredibly consistent, made the right plays at the right time, and led his team to a sweet 16 birth for the first time since Danny Ainge.
If you have any doubts about the draft pick of Jimmer Fredette, there are PLENTY of Jimmer highlights on Youtube. Here’s one worth sharing: