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Video: Jimmer Fredette drains halfcourt shots

Posted on: July 20, 2011 8:10 pm
Edited on: July 20, 2011 8:18 pm
Posted by Ben Golliver.

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. 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?

"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."
Here's the video of Fredette's well-honed deep shooting, uploaded to YouTube by byutvsports.

Hat tip: Pro Basketball Talk.

Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:45 am

Video: Jimmer Fredette drains halfcourt shots

straight up baby face assasin! Could best Ray Allen eventually if they don't shackle him in the NBA like they did Pete Maravich.

Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: July 21, 2011 3:43 pm

Video: Jimmer Fredette drains halfcourt shots

I disagree, I think the Kings have a young talented team, and if DeMarcus Cousins can grow up and become a man, along with the addition of Jimmer, whom I'm not personally sold on, they could be a young up and comer in the league.....  whenever it starts.

Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: July 21, 2011 12:19 pm

Video: Jimmer Fredette drains halfcourt shots

I dislike the Kings. I dislike the Kings Ownership, I like watching the Kings lose.  I am still impressed by Jimmer Fredette, and I expect greener pastures for this talented shooter sometime in the future.

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