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Jimmer Fredette Drafted By Sacramento With 10th Pick

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Get ready Sac-Town, here comes Jimmer!

The Sacramento Kings selected Jimmer Fredette with the 10th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. The Glens Falls native was actually drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks but his rights were traded to Sacramento as part of a 3-team deal.

Jimmer led the nation in scoring last year at 28.9 points a game.  He led BYU to their first Sweet 16 appearance since 1984.  He won virtually every national player of the year award – including the Naismith Award which is college basketball’s equivilent of college football’s Heisman Trophy.

The Glens Falls High School graduate becomes the highest drafted player from the Capital Region since  Sam Perkins (Shaker High School) was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks with the 4th overall selection back in 1984.

Jimmer will likely start at point guard from day #1 and will play alongside backcourt mate Tyreke Evans – who will be moved to shooting guard.  The Kings now have an exciting roster with Jimmer, Evans, Marcus Thornton and DeMarcus Cousins.

I hate to sound like I said I told you so, but today on “Sound-off with Sinkoff”, I said that, once the Kings, Milwaukee and Charlotte made a 3-way deal – which left Sacramento at #10, the Kings would select Fredette.

The Jimmer pick made sense for Sacramento.  Both Brandon Knight and Kemba Walker were off the board and the Kings needed to add a point guard – with a great shooting touch.  And Jimmer fits that bill.

Hey Sacramento, it’s time to get Jimmered!

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