Jimmer Fredette will be at the Colonie Center Barnes & Noble on Monday (September 17) to sign copies of the new book, The Contract: The Journey of Jimmer Fredette from the Playground to the Pros. The event starts at 6 pm. We suspect there will be a long line.
From the blurbage on the The Contract, which was written by veteran sports writer Pat Forde:
This is the story of two brothers from a blue-collar Mormon family in upstate New York Jimmer and T.J. both in need of help. One trying to make it to the NBA. The other trying to stay alive due to a debilitating illness. Both a lifeline to each other. T.J. wrote a contract for Jimmer to sign: I, James T. Fredette, agree on this day, Jan. 27, 2007, to do the work and make the necessary sacrifices to be able to reach my ultimate goal of playing in the NBA. Jimmer signed the contract, T.J. signed as the witness, and as Jimmer s fame spread, the contract became a prominent part of his backstory. Readers will learn about Jimmer s childhood and teen years as well as his special bond with his brother, T.J. Chapters include Jimmer s college basketball experience, his doubts, his goals, and the role his faith plays in his life.
The book is scheduled to be released Monday. It's being published by Shadow Mountain, an imprint owned by a publisher owned by the Church of Latter Day Saints. (As you well know, Jimmer is a member of the LDS church and attended BYU.)
This past season was Jimmer's first in the NBA. His season with the Sacramento Kings didn't go particularly well -- he averaged 7.6 points in 18 minutes a game while shooting 39% from the field. Not so hot for the #10 pick in the draft. Jimmermania was put on hold. And there have been trade rumors recently. That might be a good thing -- Sacramento seems like a mess of a team.
Earlier on AOA: 28.5 facts about Jimmer Fredette
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