Former Spurs power forward Jeff Ayres went No. 1 overall in the D-League Draft on Saturday. No. 2? Jimmer Fredette, who was selected by the Westchester Knicks.
Fredette spent training camp with the Spurs, but didn’t make the squad. The former college superstar at BYU has never found a steady home in the NBA, and now will have to work his way back into the League.
Details, from Ian Begley of ESPN:
Jimmer Fredette, a former NBA draft lottery pick, was selected by the New York Knicks’ D-League team, the Westchester Knicks, with the No. 2 overall pick Saturday in the D-League draft.
Fredette, the 2011 National Player of the Year and NCAA scoring champ out of BYU, hasn’t found a steady role in the NBA. He’s been with three NBA teams since being selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft.
Fredette was most recently with the San Antonio Spurs on a partially guaranteed contract. He was waived on Oct. 21.
Fredette remains an NBA free agent and will be eligible to sign with any team over the course of the season. If he chooses to remain with Westchester, he will have to make it through training camp to earn a spot on the regular-season roster, essentially a formality in Fredette’s case.
Fredette has played in 229 games over the past four seasons, averaging 6.1 points in 13 minutes per game.