WHITE PLAINS, February 22, 2016 – The Westchester Knicks announced today that Jimmer Fredette has signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knickerbockers. Fredette is the NBA Development League’s 20th overall GATORADE Call-Up this season and joins Langston Galloway (called up to the New York Knicks on Jan. 7, 2015) and Thanasis Antetokounmpo (called up to the New York Knicks on Jan. 29, 2016) as the third player in team history to sign with New York.
Fredette (6-2, 195) was originally acquired by the Westchester Knicks in the 2015 NBA D-League Draft (first round, second overall). The Glens Falls, NY native became the second GATORADE Call-Up of the 2015-16 NBA Development League season when he was signed by the New Orleans Pelicans on Nov. 10, 2015 under the NBA’s injury hardship exception.
In 30 games for Westchester, Fredette averaged 21.8 points, 4.8 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.7 steals over 36.2 minutes per game, shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from three-point range. He was named MVP of the 2016 NBA Development League All-Star Game after scoring a record 35 points on Feb. 13, 2016.
Fredette played four seasons at Brigham Young University where he became one of the best players in all of college basketball. In 2010-11, Fredette led the NCAA in scoring (28.9 ppg) and won the 2011 National Player of the Year award (Naismith, Wooden, AP, Oscar Robertson, NABC, Adolph Rupp, Sporting News, Basketball Times, CBSSports.com, SI.com). Fredette finished his collegiate career as the all-time leading scorer in both BYU and Mountain West Conference history (2,599). He was selected 10th overall in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and played five seasons in the NBA with three organizations (Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans).