Jimmer Fredette was a huge high school basketball star here in the Capital Region. He was tken 10th overall in the 2011 NBA draft, and it unfortunately didn't end up going the way we would have hoped it would.
Fredette was drafted by the Kings and bounced around to be a bench player for the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, and New York Knicks. Everyone loved that Jimmer was finally playing for his home state of New York, but it was short lived. So off to China he went to play in the CBA.
Flash forward to 2017 and Jimmer is a BIG star in China. They love him over there, and he's one of the most talented players in the league.
His star power has grown so much in China that he has even launched his own shoe line, and they actually look pretty awesome.