Jimmer Fredette appears headed back to the big show.

ESPN's Ian Begley first reported Friday that the New York Knicks are expected to sign the former BYU basketball star. USA Today NBA Insider Sam Amick confirmed the report, adding that the Knicks will sign Fredette to a 10-day contract.

Fredette has been flourishing with the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League this season, averaging 22.3 points, 4.8 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. His scoring average is fourth-best in the league.

New York has 14 players under contract currently and wouldn't need to make a corresponding move to bring Fredette aboard.

The sharpshooter made headlines this past week by scoring a game-high 35 points in the D-League All-Star Game on Saturday. Fredette was named the game's MVP after hitting 13 of 19 field goals, including six 3-pointers, and adding eight assists and six rebounds in 25 minutes of play.

Fredette played in four games earlier this year for the New Orleans Pelicans on a 10-day contract, averaging 3.3 minutes, 0.5 points, 0.3 assists and 0.3 steals. He last played in an NBA game on Nov. 18.

Fredette has played in a regular-season game for three different NBA teams in his five-year pro career. After starting his NBA career with the Sacramento Kings, he joined the Chicago Bulls before eventually signing last year with the Pelicans. He signed a partially guaranteed contract with the San Antonio Spurs this summer to attend training camp but he was released before the season began.

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