Jimmer Fredette dropped 75 points in China but his team still lost

Jimmer Fredette has been playing in China, and if his 75-point game is any indication, he’s enjoying it. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
Jimmer Fredette has been playing in China, and if his 75-point game is any indication, he’s enjoying it. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Jimmer Fredette isn’t in the NBA anymore, but he’s still capable of putting up some insane numbers.

Fredette, the former BYU star, dropped 75 points in a Chinese Basketball Association game on Sunday. He’s playing for the Shanghai Sharks, and just couldn’t be stopped when they played Beikong.

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Jimmer got to that 75 by shooting 24 of 34, including 7 of 10 on 3-pointers. He was 20 for 21 from the free-throw line, and also contributed eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals in 43 minutes. According to ESPN, he scored 40 points alone in the fourth quarter to set a league record.

But all of that offense couldn’t save the Sharks from a last-second game winner from Beikong’s Pierre Jackson, who had a 63-point game.


That 3-pointer put Beikong up 137-136, and the Sharks lost by just one point.

Fredette has been playing for the Sharks since 2016, after five less-than-impressive seasons with four different NBA teams. He seems to have found his game with the CBA. Fredette has averaged 38.3 points per game this season and is shooting 53.8 percent from the field. He put up similar numbers in the 2017-2018 season.

According to ESPN, Fredette is a popular player in China. His fans have given him the nickname “The Lonely God,” which is definitely better than any nickname he’d get in the U.S.

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Liz Roscher is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at lizroscher@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter at @lizroscher.

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