One of the most-entertaining players in recent college basketball history is heading back to the NBA. It's a timely announcement, considering the start of the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
Jimmer Fredette, who led BYU to the Sweet 16 during his senior season in 2011, has reportedly agreed to a multi-year NBA deal.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reports that Fredette, 30, is signing with the Phoenix Suns.
"Guard Jimmer Fredette has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Team option on second season for Fredette, who is returning to NBA once he receives his clearance from China," he reports.
Fredette has starred in China for multiple seasons.
The sharpshooting guard was the No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. He played for the Kings from 2011-14 and also had stints with the Bulls, Pelicans and Knicks.
Fredette, a New York native, has played for the Shanghai Sharks since 2016.