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Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette the subject of new documentary ‘The Lonely Master’

April 4, 2019

One look around Provo and around the country during the 2010-11 college basketball season it seemed that everyone had Jimmermania.

Now, nearly a decade later, former BYU star Jimmer Fredette is back in the NBA, and a new documentary, “The Lonely Master,” will make its debut on Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m. MT on BYUTV.

Fredette recently completed the 2018-19 season with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association where he led the league in scoring. The former college player of the year endeared himself to the Chinese fans with his style of play, and high point totals.

“The Lonely Master” showcases Fredette’s 2017-18 CBA season, where his hard work resulted in an average 37 points, seven rebounds and six assists per game and helped him lead the Shanghai Sharks to the playoffs for the first time in 12 years, and for three years in a row. The documentary also highlights his life as an “import” in China, where he encounters unique obstacles and is, in turn, idolized by millions of Chinese basketball fans. But throughout, Fredette never gives up on working towards his dream of returning to the NBA.

On March 22, Fredette signed with the Phoenix Suns. In three games he is averaging four points, one rebound and 0.7 assists per game in eight minutes.

The Suns host the Utah Jazz Wednesday at 8 p.m. MT