If the New York Knicks use their lone pick (17th overall selection) in the 2011 NBA Draft to take BYU All-American guard Jimmer Fredette (if he’s available), then they will get more than just player who led the NCAA in scoring as a senior in 2010-11 with a 28.9 scoring average.
They will get someone who brings excitement to the game. With an array of shots and a scorer’s mentality, he’d fit into the type of offensive system Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni likes.
On Tuesday’s PTI on ESPN, Fredette said he’d like to play for the Knicks, but if that happens, what are the chances he’ll see action in the D-League with the Erie BayHawks in 2011-12? Fredette can score, but needs to improve defensively and may need work on getting his shot off against better talent.
In either case, Erie fans just may see Fredette next season. Below is a glimpse of what he can do.