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Jimmer Fredette voted Greek League All-Star

BYU basketball alumnus Jimmer Fredette has been voted a Greek League All-Star.

He will be participating in All-Star Weekend, which takes place Feb. 7-9. All-Star Weekend includes a game between Greek All-Stars and All-Stars from the rest of the world, as well as a three-point shooting competition and a slam-dunk contest.

His current team, Panathinaikos, has gone 15-2 in the Greek Basket League as of Jan. 30 and 13-8 in the EuroLeague so far this season. The team is shooting 48% from behind the three-point line this year while going 55.8% overall from the field in the Greek Basket League. They are shooting 37.4% from the three-point line and 49.8% overall in the EuroLeague.

Fredette leads his team with an average of 14.7 points per game and 294 points total in the EuroLeague as of Jan. 29. He averages two assists per game, 44.8% shooting from three-point land and 49.2% overall in the EuroLeague.

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BYU Cougars guard Jimmer Fredette clutches his fists while playing the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men’s basketball tournament at the Pepsi Center in 2011. BYU won 89-67. (Andrew Carpenean/US PRESSWIRE)

Fredette averages 14.1 points per game in the Greek Basket League as of Jan. 30, with 212 points total. He leads the Greek Basket League in points per 36 minutes and three-point field goal percentage, averaging 29.1 and 63.9%, respectively. He is shooting 63.9% overall and averages 3.1 assists per game.

Fredette began his professional career when he was drafted 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2011 NBA Draft. He was then traded to the Sacramento Kings where he played until 2014. Near the end of his time playing for the Kings, Fredette scored a career-high 24 points during a game against the New York Knicks. His contract with the Kings was bought out soon after, and Fredette signed with the Chicago Bulls for the rest of the 2013-14 season.

He signed with the New Orleans Pelicans in July 2014 and had a season-best game in December 2014 with 14 points and three rebounds while playing against the Spurs. Fredette then signed with the Spurs but only appeared in two preseason games. He was then signed by the Westchester Knicks as the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Development League Draft. In 2016, he signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks before signing back with Westchester.

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Phoenix Suns guard Jimmer Fredette (32) shoots as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, March 25, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Fredette signed with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association in August of 2016. He shot 43% from behind the three-point line and 47.8% overall during his time with the Sharks, in addition to averaging 32 points and 4.5 assists per game. He played for Shanghai until 2019, when he returned to the NBA and signed a contract with the Phoenix Suns. Four months later, Fredette signed with his current team, Panathinaikos.

Fredette played at BYU from 2007-2011. He shot 39.4% from downtown and 45.5% overall during his college career. He averaged 28.9 points per game during his senior season with the Cougars, becoming the leading scorer in all of NCAA Division I. He is BYU’s all-time leader for points and three-pointers.

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