Former BYU guard Jimmer Fredette is heading back to China to suit up for the Shanghai Sharks again, the former BYU guard confirmed Monday morning.
I've decided to go back to Shanghai for a two year contract. Thanks to my family, friends, and fans who have with me throughout everything! pic.twitter.com/FRlJCDcBHf— Jimmer Fredette (@jimmerfredette) July 24, 2017
"I'm excited to be back in Shanghai for two years. It was a great home for me last year," Fredette said after finishing the Deseret News 5K race Monday morning in a time of 30:28.
Fredette spent the 2016-17 campaign with the Sharks, where he led them to a 30-8 regular-season record and a return to the playoffs. He averaged 37.6 points per game on 47.4 percent shooting from the field, including 39.6 percent from 3-point land and 93.3 percent from the foul line.
He totaled four 50-point games, including a massive 73-point performance in a 135-132 loss to the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions where he scored the last 22 points of the game for Shanghai.
Fredette also added averages of 8.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 40 minutes per contest. Those numbers and the success of the Sharks helped him secure the CBA's International MVP Award.