2011 NBA Mock Draft: Phoenix Suns Select Jimmer Fredette, PG, at No. 13
BYU Star Takes His Talents To Phoenix In The 2011 NBA Draft
Fredette lit up the scoreboards mid-season at BYU, which helped up his draft stock immensely.
But as the off-season continues, more and more talk has circulated around Fredette’s ability to bring something new to the court every night so that opposing teams won’t find it so easy to figure him out like Florida did in the Sweet 16.
Steve Nash will not be around forever, so the Suns will be an obvious team in need of a young point guard via the draft. The fact that Jimmer will also take a few years to learn under one of the best guards in the game will be a plus for Fredette and the Suns as a whole.
Fredette doesn’t possess the high-level of ball handing and passing skills like the future Hall of Famer Nash does, but being a quick learner with an even better mind set will help him hone that ability sooner rather than later.
Jimmer’s defense also needs some work, but expect the national sensation out of BYU to pleasantly surprise a lot of people if the NBA is alive and well in 2011.
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|1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke||8. Cleveland Cavaliers: Jonas Valanciunas, PF, Lithuania|
|2. Cleveland Cavaliers: Derrick Williams, SF, Arizona||9. Charlotte Bobcats: Kawhi Leonard, SF, San Diego State|
|3. Toronto Raptors: Enes Kantor, PF, Turkey||10. Milwaukee Bucks: Tristan Thompson, PF, Texas|
|4. Washington Wizards: Jan Vesely, PF, Czech Republic||11. Golden State Warriors: Terrence Jones, SF, Kentucky|
|5. Sacramento Kings: Kemba Walker, PG, UConn||12. Utah Jazz: Alec Burks, SG, Colorado|
|6. Utah Jazz: Brandon Knight, PG, Kentucky||13. Phoenix Suns: Jimmer Fredette, PG, BYU|
|7. Detroit Pistons: Bismack Biyombo, PF, Congo||14. Houston Rockets: Jordan Hamilton, SF, Texas|
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