Jimmer Fredette returning to China for the Shanghai Sharks

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Giannis Askounis

07/Sep/20 07:12


The Shanghai Sharks welcome Jimmer Fredette back to China.

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Jimmer Fredette announced via a social media video featuring his two kids that he will join the Shanghai Sharks for a second stint after his three-year run in China’s CBA between 2016 and 2019.

The former BYU star made his way to Europe and signed a two-year deal with Panathinaikos OPAP last summer but was let go due to financial restrictions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. It was reported by Sportando that he was expected to return to the Sharks.

His Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut generated 12.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.8 steals per contest over 27 appearances up to the early conclusion of the 2019-20 season. At the domestic level, he posted 13.7 points per game.