Ex-NBAer Jimmer Fredette scores 70 points in game with Shanghai Sharks
Jimmer Fredette dropped 70 points in a game this week with the Shannghai Sharks of the China Basketball Association. Incredibly, it’s not even the first time the former BYU star and first-round NBA draft pick has hit the 70-point plateau with the team.
The 70-point outburst unsurprisingly was a season-high performance for Fredette. It unfortunately came in a 136-129 overtime loss to the Sichuan Blue Whales. That said, Fredette’s play was nothing short of phenomenal, as his stat line shared by ESPN’s “SportsCenter” more than substantiates.
Jimmer Fredette dropped SEVENTY for the Shanghai Sharks last night— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 25, 2021
Unreal stat line. pic.twitter.com/iSdAa4WrG0
Fredette shot 50% from the field (18-for-36) and three-pointers (11-for-22) while also going a perfect 23-for-23 from the free-throw line.
As noted, Fredette has hit the 70-point plateau more than once in the CBA, as this week’s scoring outburst was the third time in his two stints with the Sharks where he hit that mark.
Jimmer Fredette has his 3rd 70+ game in #CBA but loses all the three games.— CGTN Sports Scene (@CGTNSportsScene) January 25, 2021
2017.2.19 Shanghai 132-135 Guangsha 73 PTS
2018.11.11 Shanghai 136-137 Beikong 75 PTS
2021.1.25 Shanghai 129-136 Sichuan 70 PTS@TheJimmerWatch @BYUbasketball @JimmerStats @Jimmerosity pic.twitter.com/16ryDjSCCO
Fredette later surfaced on social media to share highlights from his outstanding game.
Awesome game tonight here I’m China. Check the highlights below #70ball #11made3s #shanghai pic.twitter.com/GKKPB8uwpW— Jimmer Fredette (@jimmerfredette) January 25, 2021
Fredette’s NBA career spanned eight seasons after the Milwaukee Bucks selected him with the No. 10 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft following being named the Naismith National Player of the Year in his final season at BYU. He last played in the NBA during the 2018-19 season.
The 31-year-old is without question making the most out of his second chance at a professional basketball career overseas. In 32 games with the Sharks this season, Fredette is averaging 26.3 points shooting 45% from the field and 38% from three-point range.