Report: Trail Blazers Interview Jimmer Fredette
By caseyholdahl Posted in: 2011draft
I'll have a longer Q&A with Chad Buchanan, director of college scouting, about the Chicago predraft combine a bit later today, but thought this little line item from Sam Amick of SI.com regarding the Trail Blazers interviewing BYU wunderkin Jimmer Fredette
would be a good jumping off point:
With so many premier players bypassing drills at predraft camp in
recent years, the interviews have become an even more important part of
this process for teams looking for an edge.
to Fredette, the technological aspect of those sessions has been ramped
up as well. When he met with the Trail Blazers, he was handed an iPad
and asked to take a character test of sorts.
what personality traits do you have, and you click the ones that people
think, and the ones that you think [of yourself]," Fredette said. "It's
just to see what you're like off the floor. They ask about family,
childhood, what you would do in certain situations, do you consider
yourself a point guard or a 2-guard?
"They just ask you
questions to see what your confidence level is, and how you interview,
they want to see what type of person you are, if you're confident and if
they think you can be a leader."