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Jimmer Fredette announces he’s returning to the Shanghai Sharks

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Jimmer Freddette grimaces after getting a minor injury while playing the Bayi Rockets in Shanghai, China.

Jimmer Freddette grimaces after getting a minor injury while playing the Bayi Rockets in Shanghai, China, on Jan 19, 2018.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — In July, it was reported that former BYU star Jimmer Fredette will be returning to the Shanghai Sharks, and on Sunday night, he announced in a video featuring his two kids that indeed that’s his plan.

Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia reported in July that Fredette would sign a $1.6 million deal.

The 31-year-old Fredette played for the Sharks from 2016-2019 before spending last season in Greece, where he played for Panathinaikos and averaged 12.9 points, 1.8 assists and 0.8 steals per game in 27 contests.

Fredette had signed a two-year deal with Panathinaikos, but team president Takis Triantopoulos said in July that he was being let go because of financial problems due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Eurohoops.net.