When you play on a team with Tyreke Evans, John Salmons and DeMarcus Cousins, beggars can't be choosers when it comes to shot selection.
So it's good news that new Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette, selected with the No. 10 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, is spending his first summer as a pro hitting shots from halfcourt, getting his reps in on the only shots the Kings offense will be able to generate for him next season.
Indeed, in this video shot at "Jimmer Camp", a week-long camp Fredette is hosting in Lehi, Utah, he knocks down three halfcourt shots with ease, much to the amusement of a diverse group of young children.
ABC4.com reports that his halfcourt shooting ability, like the rest of his game, stems from countless hours of hard work.
But after Jimmer sank no less than three 60-footers, the question was asked, is it really possible to teach kids how to Jimmer?Here's the video of Fredette's well-honed deep shooting, uploaded to YouTube by byutvsports.
"You just have to teach them to go out there and practice as hard as they can," Jimmer said. "That's what I did. I practiced a lot. They can be just as good a shooter as I am if they go out and work as hard as they can. A lot of these kids could be even better than me if they wanted to."
Hat tip: Pro Basketball Talk.