Westchester Knicks Select Jimmer Fredette in 2015-16 NBA
WHITE PLAINS, October 31, 2015 - The Westchester Knicks, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the New York Knickerbockers, selected five players today in the 2015-16 NBA D-League Draft.
With the second overall selection in the first round, the Westchester Knicks took guard Jimmer Fredette (6-2, 195). A native of Glens Falls, NY, Fredette played four seasons at Brigham Young University. In his time at BYU, Fredette would become one of the best players in all of college basketball. In 2010-11, Fredette led the NCAA in scoring (28.9 ppg) and won the 2011 National Player of the Year award (Naismith, Wooden, AP, Oscar Robertson, NABC, Adolph Rupp, Sporting News, Basketball Times, CBSSports.com, SI.com). Fredette finished his collegiate career as the all-time leading scorer in both BYU and Mountain West Conference history (2,599). He was selected 10th overall in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Fredette played five seasons in the NBA with three organizations (Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans) and most recently appeared in two preseason games with the San Antonio Spurs.
Westchester selected J'Mison Morgan (6-11, 275) with its second pick (23rd overall). A center from Oak Cliff, TX, Morgan began his collegiate career at UCLA before transferring to Baylor University for his final two years of eligibility. In 2010-11, Morgan appeared in 31 games for the Baylor Bears, averaging 3.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game. Most recently Morgan played in the Chinese Basketball Association, averaging 7.4 points, 6.3 boards and 2.0 blocks.
Below is the complete list of players drafted by the Westchester Knicks:
PLAYER POS HGT WGT BIRTHDATE SCHOOL ROUND (OVERALL)
Jimmer Fredette G 6-2 195 2/25/1989 BYU 1st (2nd)
J'Mison Morgan F 6-11 250 11/2/1989 Baylor 2nd (23rd)
Kevin Capers G 6-2 170 5/2/1993 Florida Southern 3rd (57th)
Jordon Crawford G 5-6 150 7/17/1990 Bowling Green 5th (76th)
Duke Mondy G 6-4 205 12/2/1990 Oakland 6th (95th)
The Westchester Knicks tip-off the 2015-16 NBA Development League season at home on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Westchester County Center. For ticket package and group ticket information, visit WestchesterKnicks.com or call (914) 559-6889. Fans can stay up-to-date on team news by following the team at: @wcknicks on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat and on Facebook at facebook.com/wcknicks.
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