Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 4/24/13
Sacramento Kings’ backup guard, Jimmer Fredette, was the basketball equivalent of Tim Tebow. He dominated at the college level, was beloved by the public and was overhyped going into the professional level and like Tim Tebow, was over drafted. Fredette was drafted 10th overall in 2011 by the Kings, which seemed like a reach at the time, but that has been proved to be true after two years into the NBA. This does not mean that he is not an NBA level player, far from it, but he simply had little chance to live up to the hype, as he is just not a star caliber player. However, in the right environment and on the right team he could thrive. The idea was that he would be like Stephen Curry, a small school star, who dominated in college and whose skill-set and ability to score would easily translate into the pros. The problem is that Fredette, does not have the athleticism, ball-handling skills or the passing ability of Curry, so he simply cannot be a starting NBA point guard. Because of hi...
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