They call it "Senioritis." It happens when high school seniors, already secure in their college commitments and eager to move on, simply blow off the last few classes.
Is that what happened to Jimmer Fredette Sunday afternoon during the Westchester Knicks' 84-80 loss to the Iowa Energy? The Jimmer Man knows he's getting called up to the big club, and he played like a guy on his way out the door: 6 points on 2-17 shooting (!!!), 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 turnovers. Come now, Mr. Fredette, that's no way to protect your extraordinary D-League legacy.
With Jimmer gone in all but name, it was up to point guard Travis Trice to pick up the slack for Westchester. And the Michigan State product damn near pulled it off, dropping 23 points and 6 assists. Hopefully Trice sees this Jimmer call up as a chance to show the organization what he can do when handed the reins to the W-Knicks offense.
The W-Knicks will play their first game of the post-Jimmer era on Thursday against that weasel Dylan Murphy and his Fort Wayne Mad Ants. I must insist you beat him, my brave Westchesterians!