Tough luck for BYU fans, as it seems that the NBA ride for one former BYU star is done. Jimmer Fredette's tenure with the San Antonio Spurs is reportedly over. According to a tweet from Yahoo NBA reporter Shams Charania:
The San Antonio Spurs are waiving guard Jimmer Fredette today, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2015
The Spurs were Fredette's fourth professional basketball stop after being drafted by the Sacramento Kings, traded to the Chicago Bulls, and signed by the New Orleans Pelicans.
Many BYU fans were hopeful that with Jimmer's shooting ability and the San Antonio Spurs' history of utilizing the best skills of their personnel that Fredette had finally found an NBA home where he could find a good fit. Jimmer took his chances on making the Spurs rosters, but the franchise has decided to go a different direction.
Jimmer made two preseason appearances with the Spurs. He played a total of 26 minutes in 2 games. Shooting 2-for-10 from the field and 0-for-3 from 3. He collected 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 4 points.
With this news, it is likely that Jimmer Fredette's opportunity to play in the NBA may also be over. Fredette chose to work at making the Spurs roster over taking a contract with Italian team Olympia Milano. We expect Jimmer will have several options to play overseas.
Here is video of Fredette doing the famed "Spurs 100 Shooting Drill" over this past summer.
Stay in touch with Vanquish The Foe as we continue to track the career and movement of Jimmer.