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Jimmer impresses at NBA combine

By Jeff Call, Deseret News | Posted - May 20, 2011 at 12:01 a.m.

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Jimmer Fredette is participating in the NBA combine this weekend in Chicago, and on Day One on Thursday, Fredette attracted plenty of attention.

ESPN draft expert Chad Ford had this to say about Fredette: “He has incredible shooting range and shooting ability. He’s tough. He’s got strength. He can create space. He can get to the basket. I think he has a high basketball IQ. I think he can play point guard in the NBA ... I got to talk to both Malcolm Thomas and Kawhi Leonard (in Las Vegas). At San Diego State they played Jimmer a number of times. They also got to play UConn in the Tournament. I asked them who they would rather guard, Kemba Walker or Jimmer Fredette. They said Kemba Walker any day. If you watched what Jimmer Fredette did to San Diego State over and over again you’d understand.”

Al Fredette, Jimmer's dad, tells the New York Post that Jimmer and the New York Knicks "are a match made in heaven." The Knicks don't pick until No. 17 in the first round.

The Sacramento Kings is another team that appears to have a lot of interest in Fredette, according to the Sacramento Bee. And the Milwaukee Bucks, who have the No. 10 pick, interviewed Fredette extensively on Thursday, according to the Milwaukee Journal.

One of the knocks on Fredette's game is his defense. This blog looks at that issue.

This mock draft has Fredette going to the Phoenix Suns at No. 13, while this mock draft has Fredette falling out of the lottery.

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