A bust in the NBA, Fredette shows he can still score overseas
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 21, 2017,
Feb 21, 2017, 0:25
Fredette poured on 73 points - and still lost in double-overtime - in a 135-132 road defeat to Zhejiang Guangsha Lions in the Chinese Basketball Association. The former 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft put up his points on an efficient 25-of-49 shooting, including 10-of-18 from behind the three-point line while also going a ideal 13-of-13 from the free throw stripe. He hit an off-balance three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the first OT to force a second, according to a report in the Deseret News.
Jake Stout had three goals and an assist to lead Utah, which also defeated Washington 18-10 in Los Angeles over the weekend. He is among the league leaders in scoring at 36 points per game and won the 3-point contest at the league's All-Star festivities.
The 27-year-old Fredette's 73 is the fourth-highest single-game scoring total in CBA history, trailing Errick McCollum (82), Quincy Douby (745) and Bobby Brown (74). McCollum also had a 65-point game in January, this season's previous best.
Prior to signing with the Sharks last in August 2016, the guard played five seasons in the National Basketball Association with four clubs in the Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks. His CBA career is off to a fine start. He was once one of the biggest college stars imaginable, averaging 28.9 points per game in his senior season for an underdog BYU team. Shanghai, which earned the No. 3 seed, will face Shenzhen.