In the NBA, the Chicago Bulls and free-agent guard Jimmer Fredette have announced a contract that covers the rest of the season.
Fredette, the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft, was bought out by the Sacramento Kings on Thursday and cleared waivers on Saturday. He is averaging just 5.9 points and 11.3 minutes in his third season.
The 25-year-old Fredette says the Bulls were the best option for him. He is available for Sunday's game against the New York Knicks.
A string of upsets rocked men’s college basketball Thursday.
There were six top-25 men's basketball teams in action and the only ranked team to come away with a victory was No. 7 Louisville, which beat Temple 88-66. Duquesne knocked off tenth-ranked Saint Louis 71-64. Arkansas passed No. 17 Kentucky 71-67 in overtime. It was Indiana over No. 20 Iowa 93-86. Houston defeated No. 21 Memphis 77-68 and No. 22 Ohio St. beat Penn St. 65-63.
Elsewhere, it was Senior Night for the UAlbany men’s team.
In the NBA, the Sacramento Kings and guard Jimmer Fredette are working on a buyout of his contract.
The Kings drafted Fredette with the 10th pick in 2011 after being named The Associated Press player of the year in his senior season at BYU. But he hasn't lived up to expectations with the Kings.
Elsewhere, New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton appeared in court on Tuesday and was formally charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and one count of criminal possession of a firearm. Each is considered a felony in New York state.
In golf, Adam Scott holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Angel Cabrera and win the Masters. Scott and Cabrera birdied the final hole of regulation and parred the first sudden-death hole. Cabrera almost pulled out his third Major title, but his birdie try on the first extra hole just missed the cup. It’s the first time an Australian has won the Masters.