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Fredette averaged nearly 30 points per game this season, won player of the year in the NCAA, and led his team to a Sweet 16 birth in this year's tournament.
The guy can flat out shoot too. His range extends to the door of the gym.
He's an offensive talent, but he's not THAT talented. Most, if not all mock drafts have Fredette in the top 14 picks. He is not a lottery pick for many reasons.
First and foremost, he lacks athleticism. That may be his most-heard knock, but plain and simple he won't be able to keep up with the athletic bodies in the NBA consistently.
He'll be able to knock-down open looks at the next level, but the problem is what will he do when there's a defender in his face?
He could get away with that in the Mountain West Conference, but the defenders in the NBA are longer, more athletic and better than Jimmer has even seen before.
In addition, he can't play a lick of defense. He's not athletic enough to keep up defensively when he actually plays defense, which is rare. His lateral foot speed is just too slow to hold pace with the rest.
Also, Fredette is listed as a point guard. What kind of lottery talent has an assist to turnover ratio of 4.3 to 3.5?
His decision making is an issue because he is not a pass-first point guard. Unless he moves to the two-guard position, he will struggle handling the ball and making good decisions with it.
Fredette is used to being "the guy" on the floor and getting most of the offensive looks. He will be far from that guy on any NBA roster, that's for sure.
Just because he led the nation in scoring this year doesn't mean he will pan-out to be a prolific scorer. Remember, J.J. Redick led the nation in scoring too.
He's better remembered for his pre-draft DUI in 2006 and getting his ankles broken.