Jimmer Fredette Has Sacramento’s Mormon Community Pumped Up

by July 06, 2011
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The Jimmer, not too shockingly, is a hit with the Mormons in Sacramento (something the Maloofs are without a doubt happy about.) The Bee takes a look: “During his recent whirlwind stop in Sacramento, Jimmer Fredette made a point to speak with some of his biggest supporters: local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Along with the usual questions about basketball, they asked the Kings draft pick about his plans as a church member. Fredette said he would become active in his ward. He said he’d speak at Sacramento area church youth group meetings. He told them his faith is an important part of his life. His audience liked what they heard. ‘A lot of people who may have gone to a game or two are now buying season tickets,’ said local businessman and active church member John Stone, who attended the gathering at Power Balance Pavilion. Others listened via conference call. ‘You can’t underestimate how popular he is in the church.’ Though he has yet to knock on anyone’s front door, Fredette, 22, has been called the greatest Mormon missionary in the world. He may some day become the face of the Kings franchise, but he is already one of the most visible faces of his faith.”