“The biggest thing is that people want to see how I translate to the NBA game,” Fredette told Yahoo! Sports. “There are a lot of question marks out there. There are a lot of guys who don’t think I can play at this level and I won’t be able to dominate as well as the college level. I’m not expecting to do that at the NBA level right away anyway.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The one person being realistic about Jimmer Fredette’s future is Jimmer Fredette.
The BYU combo guard has been hailed a saviour and messiah since being selected tenth overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2011 NBA draft.
Sacramento fans expect him to have an immediate impact. Die hard NCAA fans expect him to dominate. Everyone expects he’ll save basketball in Sacramento, as the franchise was practically in Orange County before the NBA cancelled the prospective move.
It’s too much. Even Fredette admits as much.
There’s a huge jump from college to the NBA. Such a transition would be difficult for a first overall pick, let alone a lower lottery pick in a weak draft year.
If Fredette focuses on improving, he’ll have a fine career. Hopefully, this satisfies everyone else.
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