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Kings' Jimmer Fredette back where he is comfortable

10:02 PM, Jul 21, 2011   |    comments
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Sacramento Kings rookie guard Jimmer Fredette.

LEHI, UT - After rubbing elbows with celebrities and superstar athletes, winning an ESPY for Male College Athlete of the Year, and playing golf in Lake Tahoe with Charles Barkley and Tim Tebow, the Kings' Jimmer Fredette was back in the gym where he is probably the most comfortable. 

Fredette, who played college basketball at BYU returned to Utah to host a week-long basketball camp for 600 kids in Lehi, just south of Salt Lake City.

"It's a great camp," Jimmer told ABC4.com. "It's a lot of fun for the kids. We're really teaching them the fundamentals of basketball -- how to shoot the ball correctly, the different moves that I have done throughout my career. Hopefully, I can teach these kids how to do them as well."

Teaching kids on the basketball court seemed much more familiar to Fredette after last week's stop in Los Angeles for the ESPY awards and American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe where he was a bit starstruck.

"It's been crazy," said Jimmer. "I met Dirk (Nowitzki) at the ESPYs, and I met Jason Kidd, Aaron Rodgers, Justin Timberlake, John Elway, the list goes on. It's unbelievable because they come up to me and they know my name. The funniest thing was John Smoltz, the great pitcher, he came up to me and took off his hat and said, 'Can I have your autograph?' I was like, 'I should be asking you for your autograph.'"

Written by Ryan Yamamoto: RYamamoto@News10.net

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