Jimmer Fredette goes undercover at BYU basketball tryouts

CITY OF SALT LAKE – Cougar legend Jimmer Fredette went undercover and impressed as “Slick Nick” in open tryouts for the BYU men’s basketball team.

In a video released by the BYU men’s basketball Twitter account on Thursday, September 22, Fredette underwent a makeover before showing up for a tryout.

“There’s a new kid on the block,” tweeted the BYU men’s basketball alongside joking with Fredette AKA Tim “Slick Nick” Schloss of Cincinnati.

During the video, Fredette impressed Mark Pope, who was joking around, and the rest of the fellow hoopers trying to get the Cougars.

After emptying buckets all over the court, Fredette took off her disguise and revealed her true identity to the test takers.

BYU Men’s Basketball begins its 2022-23 season at home against the Idaho State Bengals on November 11.

About Jimmer Fredette

Fredette played for BYU from 2007-11.

As a veteran in 2011, the guard led BYU to a #3 seed in the NCAA Tournament and an appearance in the Sweet 16.

His senior season performance earned him the Naismith Player of the Year award and he was the 2011 national player of the year by consensus.

During her time at BYU, Fredette averaged 18.7 points per game on 45.5% shooting, including 39.4% from outside the arc. He played in 139 games for the Cougars.

After his senior season, Fredette was drafted into the NBA with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Fredette has played professionally since 2011, including spending time in the NBA with five different franchises. He played for the Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns. He most recently played in China for Shanghai Sharks.

During her time in China, Fredette won the All-Star Award three times and was named the CBA International MVP in 2017.

The former BYU men’s basketball star was recently in attendance for the school’s football game against the Baylor Bears.

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