Jimmer Fredette leads USA to FIBA ​​3×3 AmeriCup Championship

SALT LAKE CITY – BYU men’s basketball legend Jimmer Fredette had a game-winning shot to lead Team USA to a championship in the FIBA ​​3×3 AmeriCup.

Fredette and Co. played the Puerto Rico event final in Miami, Florida on Sunday, November 6.

With USA Basketball holding a 19-18 lead, Fredette drained a two-point shot from beyond the arc to win the title.

The victory tied the American team’s second consecutive FIBA ​​3×3 AmeriCup Championship.

Fredette’s teammate Kareem Maddox scored a game-high nine points in the final. The other member of the American team, Canyon Barry, earned MVP honors for the competition.

In addition to the men’s title, USA Basketball’s women’s 3×3 team won bronze at the event.

3×3 basketball made its debut as an Olympic event at the 2021 Tokyo Games.

About Jimmer Fredette

Fredette played for BYU from 2007 to 2011.

As a senior in 2011, the guard led BYU to a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament and an appearance in the Sweet 16.

His performance in the senior season won him the Naismith Player of the Year award and he was the consensus 2011 National Player of the Year.

While at BYU, Fredette averaged 18.7 points per game on 45.5% shooting, including 39.4% from beyond the arc. He played 139 games with the Cougars.

Following his senior season, Fredette was drafted into the NBA with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Fredette has been playing professionally since 2011, including spending time in the NBA with five different franchises. He played for the Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns. He recently played in China for the Shanghai Sharks.

While in China, Fredette earned All-Star honors three times and was named the CBA International MVP in 2017. Fredette last played professionally with the Sharks in 2021.

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