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Jimmer Fredette has reportedly signed a contract to play in China. USATSI

After repeated failed attempts to find a consistent role in the NBA, former No. 10 pick Jimmer Fredette will reportedly head to China to continue his professional career. According to international reporter David Pick, Fredette has agreed to a deal with the Shanghai Sharks, a team owned by former NBA great Yao Ming.

Fredette spent the majority of last season with the New York Knicks' D-League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks. He was called up briefly to the Knicks and was in training camp with the San Antonio Spurs before getting cut during preseason. With the Westchester Knicks, Fredette put up gaudy numbers as he averaged 21 points while shooting 45.8 percent and 41.1 percent from three to go along with 5.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 35.8 minutes. However he failed to reproduce this type of production in his call up with the Knicks. Fredette found himself on the Denver Nuggets' summer league team, playing for yet another chance to make an NBA team.

Now Fredette will take his talents to China, where he will likely be one of the better scorers in the league. But playing in China doesn't mean Fredette's NBA dreams are over. Depending on how successful the Sharks are, the Chinese season ends in February or March, which means an NBA team could take a shot at Fredette for the last couple of months of the season. Of course that all depends on how he plays in China since his performance there could likely determine the rest of his professional career.