Reports: Suns to sign former BYU star Jimmer Fredette

Fredette was national player of the year at BYU
Posted at 10:36 AM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 13:36:52-04

The Phoenix Suns have reached an agreement with former BYU star and NBA guard Jimmer Fredette on a two-year contract, according to multiple reports.

The 29-year-old Fredette was the 2011 Naismith College Player of the Year at BYU when he averaged nearly 29 points per game. He went on to become the No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and played for four NBA teams over five seasons, averaging six points per game during that time.

Fredette has played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association for the last three years. He scored 75 points for Shanghai in a game in November.

ESPN's Ian Begley reported Fredette's contract includes a team option for a second season.