Fredette was one of the best scorers in college basketball a few years ago.
The Phoenix Suns made a surprising move yesterday when they announced the signing of Jimmer Fredette to a two-year deal. This news was surprising because while Fredette was a great college player, he hadn't been an effective role player in the NBA. However, during a stint in China, Fredette showed off his scoring prowess, even dropping 73 points in a game. It was this ability to score that made the Suns want to pursue him and give him a second chance in the league.
The former National College Player of the Year took to Instagram today to express just how excited he is about getting the opportunity to play with the Suns, who are currently last place in the Western Conference with a record of 17-56. The former BYU star will be joining a team full of young talent who will only get better considering they will have a high draft pick.
"It’s official! Excited to be the newest member of the @suns!" Fredette wrote. "Thanks to all who have supported me throughout these last 3 years in China! And thanks to the Suns organization for the opportunity! Time to get to work!"
While the deal is for two years, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Suns have a team option on the second season.