- CJ Frederick
- Redshirt Junior
- Hometown (Last School)
- Cincinnati (Covington Cath)
- 2021-22, 2022-23
- July 10, 1999
2020-21 (at Iowa)
Redshirt Sophomore: Named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by the league’s media … Earned the Iowa Men’s Basketball Big Ten Sportsmanship Award … Started all 27 games he appeared in … Missed four games due to injury … Averaged 7.5 points and 1.9 assists per game … Posted six double-figure scoring efforts … Made three or more 3s in six games … Shot 47.4% from 3, which ranked as the second-best clip by a sophomore in program history … Posted a 5.2 assist-to-turnover ratio … Tallied 18 points in a win over Penn State … Scored 19 points in a win over Northwestern … Poured in a career-high 23 points with five 3s at Minnesota … Recorded 21 points and a career-high-tying five 3-pointers in a win over North Carolina.
2019-20 (at Iowa)
Redshirt Freshman: Named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team … Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on Jan. 20 … Saw action in 25 games … One of only three players nationally and the only player from a major conference dating back to 1993 with 65 or more assists, 32 or fewer turnovers and 46% shooting clip or better from 3-point range …. Averaged 10.2 points and 2.8 assists per game … Topped the Big Ten with a 46.1% clip (47 of 102) from 3-point range … Scored in double figures in 13 games … Recorded a season-high 21 points on three occasions … Had at least five assists in six games … Averaged 13 points per game on 60% shooting at the Las Vegas Invitational … Named to the Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament Team … Made three or more 3s in six games … Posted 18 points in a win over Illinois … Scored 17 points in a win over Wisconsin … Totaled a season-high 21 points in a win over No. 19 Michigan … Logged 21 points against Cincinnati … Notched 21 points for the first time against Cal Poly.
2018-19 (at Iowa)
Freshman: Did not compete in any games as a freshman … Used the season as a redshirt year.
Named the 2018 Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year, 2018 Prep Hoops Kentucky Player of the Year, Bluegrass Preps Kentucky Player of the Year, Cincinnati Enquirer/Northern Kentucky Player of the Year, Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Basketball Hall of Fame Player of the Year … Led Covington Catholic to a state title and a 35-4 record his senior season … Averaged 27.8 points with two 32-point games during the run … Shot 63% from the field … Tabbed the Whitaker Bank Kentucky Sweet 16 Most Valuable Player … Set his high school’s single-season program records for points (900), field goals (315) and 3s (107) … Averaged 23.1 points per game as a senior and shot 48.4% from long range … 3-point percentage ranked second in school history … Capped his career scoring 1,651 points, which ranked fourth in school history … Ninth all-time in Kentucky Sweet 16 scoring … 2016 and 2017 King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team … 2017 Battle of the Villages All-Tournament … 2019 Covington Catholic Dan Tieman Classic MVP … Named the MVP of the Kentucky/Indiana Hall of Fame Game … Named All-State by the Lexington Herald-Leader, Courier Journal, Bluegrass Preps, USA Today/American Family Insurance … Team captain both his junior and senior seasons … Named the 2017 Most Outstanding Player of the 35th District Boys Basketball Tournament … 2016 and 2017 Northern Kentucky Coaches Association All-Star Team member … 2017 Adidas AAU No. 1 Class of 2018 Top 3-point percentage shooter (.506) … Also played baseball, football and golf … Member of the Drug Gree Club, Magnify Giving Club and Ambassador Club … Participated in numerous community service projects including Friars Club Coach/Mentor, Mentor of Boys of Hope, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels and served meals at local soup kitchens.
Born July 10 in Cincinnati … Parents are Chuck and Laura Fredrick … Has a sister, Julia … Chose Kentucky over North Carolina, Kansas and Gonzaga … Major is community and leadership development … Comes from a family of athletes … Father played basketball at Rollins College … An uncle, Joe, played basketball at Notre Dame … An aunt, Maureen, played basketball at Xavier … Grandfather, Charlie, played football at Notre Dame … An uncle, Jerry, and grandfather, Reno Masotti, played baseball at Northwestern … Plays video games or cards, hangs with friends or watches Netflix away from the court … Favorite food is Skyline … Off the court talents includes board games and puzzles … Prays before every game … Lil Baby or Drake is on his pregame setlist … First car he ever drove was a Jeep Wrangler … Lists Wedding Crashers as his favorite movie … His most memorable moment as a basketball player is winning the 2018 Kentucky State High School Championship in Rupp Arena.