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Looking back at Sacramento: A Jimmer Retrospective

Guard Jimmer Fredette of BYU was the Sacramento Kings No. 10 draft pick in 2011.

Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette.
Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

At the time, Kings fans hoped he would be the answer to, or be the next Jason "White Chocolate" Williams, the great former Kings point guard -- but it never materialized.

Jimmer rarely left the bench in his time in Sacramento. The former BYU star and consensus college player of the year played in 61 games his rookie year of 2011-12, starting just seven.

In 2012-13 season, he played in 69 games - yet started none. And this season, Jimmer played in 41 games for the Kings, starting none and averaging a career-low 5.9 points per game.

That said, many Kings fans and players were sad to see Jimmer go. Even owner Vivek Ranadive called the former Cougar "the world's best 3-point shooter" in a tweet he sent out on his official page.

It was a nice gesture -- and ever the sportsman and gentleman, Jimmer replied in kind on his Twitter page.

"I wanted to thank the kings fans, coaches, my teammates, and @Vivek for my opportunity in Sacramento. I have made some life long friends," Jimmer tweeted.

Other Kings players like forward Carl Landry called Jimmer a "consummate professional."

"Good Luck to my boy @jimmerfredette He was a true professional everyday and whoever picks him up will be more than happy #ForeverPurple," Landry tweeted.

Jimmer finishes his Kings career with a scoring average of seven points on 40 percent shooting from behind the three-point line -- and shot a 49 percent clip from three this season.

He also shot 48 percent from the field and 89 percent from the free throw line in 2013-14, both career highs.

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