MINNEAPOLIS -- It shouldn't have been him. He shouldn't have been the one sinking 3-point shots, scoring off steals and tallying 13 points in the fourth quarter.
Jimmer Fredette was not supposed to be the player responsible for the Kings' comeback. Ask anyone. He had been on the bench for two recent games. He's not athletic. He's not fast. His game doesn't translate to the NBA. He's a bust.
But Fredette is 22 years old. He's played exactly 509 minutes in the NBA. He's most likely practiced with his team fewer than 50 times.
It seems a bit early to be making those pronunciations about the No. 10 pick in 2011's NBA draft, the winner of every National Player of the Year award in the 2010-11 college season, the reigning top scorer in NCAA men's basketball. That list of accolades goes on and on.
For Fredette, the NBA has been a harsh reality, a far cry from the screaming fans at BYU's Marriott Center and the "Jimmer-mania" that defined college basketball just a year ago. But on Tues...