Suns sign free-agent guard Fredette for rest of season

Former Pelicans guard Jimmer Fredette is looking for a return to the NBA.

The Phoenix Suns have signed free-agent guard Jimmer Fredette for the rest of the season, according to John Gambadoro of

Fredette, 30, just completed the season with China’s Shanghai Sharks. He averaged a league-high 36.9 points in the Chinese Basketball Association this year.

Fredette is 6-foot-2 and averaged 29 points a game during his senior season at BYU in 2011, becoming a human highlight reel of perimeter shooting along the way.

Things didn’t go nearly as well in the NBA. Fredette was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the No. 10 overall pick in 2011, then immediately traded to the Sacramento Kings. He had four rocky seasons with the Kings, and unsuccessful runs with the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs followed.

Fredette carries NBA career averages of 6.0 points and 34 percent shooting.

He said in November he was looking for an NBA return.

“I want to have another opportunity in the NBA because there is some unfinished business for me there,” Fredette said. “After this season is over, I want another NBA chance.”