Brigham Young University star, Jimmer Fredette, will work-out for the Knicks today as part of pre-draft evaluations. The 2010 NCAA Player of the Year averaged 28.9 points per game in his senior year and awed fans with his incredible offensive ability.
The Knicks evaluated Fredette last spring, but the work-out was cut short after he suffered a quad strain. However, as the 2011 NBA Draft approaches the Knicks are aggressively pursuing Fredette.
Although Fredette is expected to be drafted before the Knicks’ 17th overall pick, that has not influenced the team’s interested in the BYU star.
There has been a lot of uncertainty as to whether Fredette can compete with the NBA’s best or play defense at the level professional coaches desire. Due to this, Fredette’s draft stock has fallen and many teams will pass on the lethal scorer. Nevertheless, Fredette believes he will be just fine when playing in the NBA.
“Defense is a mindset,” Fredette said. “I have the ability to do it. Everybody has the ability to do it, if they put their mind to it. That’s a big key of mine going to the next level.”
The Knicks will most likely continue to look at Jimmer Fredette, and may call him on draft day if his name is still on the board.
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