Team Fredette Moves on in TBT, Robbie Hummel Breaks It Down
There were a couple big motivators to Jimmer Fredette playing in The Basketball Tournament this summer. One, his brother TJ was assembling the squad for a second straight summer and the elder Fredette knew the presence of Jimmer on the roster would help attract some better players, including former BYU teammates Brandon Davies and Charles Abouo. Two, it's be a couple of years since Jimmer has played in the United States with a chance for family, friends and NBA scouts to see him.
If the NBA is truly the desired destination after all this, the Glens Falls native is putting his best foot forward. Team Fredette won two games over the weekend on the back of 32 and 30-point performances from Jimmer. At 29 years old, he's showing an ability to adapt his game to the 2018 style of the NBA. Jimmer is effective with the ball in his hands playing in the pick and roll, getting to the basket or finding teammates as they roll. On top of that, the shot from downtown hasn't left.
Former Purdue star and now ESPN basketball analyst Robbie Hummel was on the call for Team Fredette's opening round win over the Peoria All-Stars and he joined Big Board Sports on Monday morning: