Shooting Star Jimmer Fredette Has Offers

Scout.com reporter Mike Sullivan of the High School New York/New Jersey website profiles one of the better shooters in the class of 2007 -- Jimmer Fredette. Jimmer has some offers and also has set up some visits ...

There is one aspect of the game that 6-foot-3 guard/forward Jimmer Fredette does pretty well -- shooting the rock. Fredette, who plays for Jim Hart's Albany City Rocks' program during the summer, impressed many college coaches with his solid shooting during the month of July.

The Rocks were able to advance to the Sweet 16 of the Main Event in Las Vegas and also finished third at the National AAU tournament in Orlando, Florida. The Rocks lost to the talent rich Boo Williams program.

"I thought it was a good summer," Jimmer said. "The team played well. Boo Williams had many big forwards. So it was tough playing them. But I thought the team did well."

The Rocks did have a great summer but so did Fredette. His shooting skills would be an asset to any basketball program. And schools have noticed.

"I am going to visit BYU on September 8th," Fredette said. "And then I am visiting Siena the following weekend."

Marshall, William & Mary, Lehigh, Bucknell, and Northeastern have also expressed serious interest in signing Jimmer this Fall. If Fredette decided to wait beyond the Fall, Seton Hall, North Carolina State, and Indiana could jump in depending upon how the recruiting process shapes out with other targets of these programs.

"I had thought about signing in the Fall," Fredette said. "I have to see how the visits go before I make a decision."

Distance is not a factor with Jimmer. "I have a sister that lives in (Utah) and have aunts and uncles and family there," Fredette said. "So it's not really important with the distance. I just have to see how I like the visits first."

Hart has always praised Jimmer as a relible shooter who can knock down the long-range jumper -- a valuable skill for any college program to have. "I am still open," Fredette said.


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