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Position: Point Guard
Weight: 195 lbs
Key Stats: 28.8 points, 4.3 assists, 46 percent from the field, 41 from three-point range
NBA Comparison: Deron Williams/Stephen Curry
Good Fit: Utah Jazz, New York Knicks
It's hard to understand what else Jimmer Fredette must do to earn some real respect from NBA scouts and draft "experts." He continues to dominate individually and now has his team in the sweet sixteen.
But somehow, his draft stock has been slowly slipping ever since BYU suspended Brandon Davies. If anything, the way Jimmer has carried the team since then should improve his prospects.
Since they lost their only post threat, Fredette has averaged 34.7 points and 4.8 assists a game.
He was particularly impressive in a Mountain West Tournament game in which he scored 52 points while being sent to the line for just one free-throw attempt.
And Saturday, during a round-of-32 blowout over Gonzaga, he scored 34 points, dished out six assists and hit seven of 12 three-point attempts.
That's just his recent dominance. Obviously, he's been off the charts all year long. He's had 32 games with at least 20 points, 15 games with 30 points, and four games with 40 points.
The only question about Fredette as an NBA player is whether or not he can play defense (and that has nothing to do with a lack of athleticism). To score 29 a game in the way he does requires elite athleticism.
I'm not sure about his defense because he's simply not asked to play any at BYU. Coach Dave Rose seems willing to allow Jimmer to stand around at the top of a 3-2 zone all game.
In terms of offense, Jimmer will be successful if he's given the chance.
NBA Comparison: Fredette is a lot like Deron Williams in terms of his body and the way he handles and distributes the ball.
He'd easily average two or three more assists per game if he had more reliable scoring options around him.
Plus, Jimmer himself has said that he patterns much of his game after D-Will.
But that comparison doesn't say anything about his incredible range and general shooting ability. The only players in the league who are comparable in that regard are Stephen Curry or Eddie House.
Good Fit: The Jazz is a team that almost makes too much sense for this player. They need a point guard and he'd instantly be a fan favorite.
He could also make a splash in Mike D'Antoni's system in New York.