Everything You Need To Know About Popular Basketball Player Jimmer Fredette

By Peter C

The United States arguably has the best basketball teams in the world and has produced a lot of fantastic and successful basketball players over the years. In this piece, you will read about Jimmer Fredette, an American basketball player who currently plays for Shanghai Sharks.

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Jimmer Fredette Childhood

American professional basketball player James Taft Fredette, popularly known as Jimmer Fredette, was born on February 25, 1989, in Glens Falls, New York. He was born to parents Al Fredette and Kay Fredette and grew up as the youngest child of his parents. James got his nickname from his mother.

Because of Jimmer’s unusual love for basketball from his childhood days, it was never a surprise to his parents that he ended up as a professional basketball player.

Jimmer Basketball Career

Jimmer was one of the promising basketball players during his high school days. Due to his numerous achievements, ESPN named Jimmer one of the best shooting guards during this period of his life.

He was part of the team that participated in the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and was very instrumental in the first-round win the team had in the tournament.

While at Brigham Young University, he was nominated for a lot of awards. He started his NBA career with Milwaukee Bucks and later moved to Sacramento Kings. After two seasons with Sacramento Kings, Jimmer was signed by the Chicago Bulls.

Following his contract with Shanghai Sharks, a Chinese Basketball Association team, Jimmer has been with the team since 2016 and has become a regular starter due to his incredible performances.

Jimmer Net Worth

As of 2020, a financial report showed that Jimmer has an estimated net worth of $7 million. Aside from his salary, Jimmer earns a lot from his numerous endorsement deals.  

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Jimmer Family

Jimmer got married to Whitney Wonnacott in 2012, and the marriage has been blessed with two kids Wesley and Taft.