May 20

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 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.

And according 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.

"[It asked] 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."

The Trail Blazers are in need of shooting and a backup point guard. Jimmer would fill both of those needs, at least in theory. Fredette measured out at 6 foot in socks and 6-2 in shoes, so he's not necessarily undersized to play point. According to Amick, Fredette also interviewed with the Bucks and Heat, and is scheduled for a June 2 workout with the Knicks.

(Hat tip to overlord executive producer Scott Zachry)


  1. Get Jimmer here!!

    by Gold12 on 5/20/2011 10:07 AM
  2. If he fell to 21, it'd be hard to pass him up. We desperately need outside shooting and bench help, something he could provide. He reminds me a lot of Eddie House/JJ Reddick but with more point guard skills.

    by DHawes22 on 5/20/2011 10:18 AM
  3. Eddie House seems like a good comparison.

    by caseyholdahl on 5/20/2011 10:19 AM
  4. Isn't Jimmer a bit slow?

    by Corey45 on 5/23/2011 11:21 PM
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