1 CJ Fredrick

CJ Fredrick
CJ Fredrick
Redshirt Junior
Hometown (Last School)
Cincinnati (Covington Cath)
2021-22, 2022-23
July 10, 1999

CJ Fredrick was born July 10, 1999, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Chuck and Laura Fredrick. He has a sister, Julia. Fredrick comes from a family of athletes: his father played basketball at Rollins College, an uncle, Joe, played basketball at Notre Dame, an aunt, Maureen, played basketball at Xavier, his grandfather, Charlie, played at Notre Dame, and an uncle, Jerry, and grandfather, Reno Masotti, played baseball at Northwestern, His most memorable moment as a basketball player is winning the 2018 Kentucky State High School Championship in Rupp Arena.

In high school, Fredrick was 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, and Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Basketball Hall of Fame Player of the Year. He led Covington Catholic to a state title and a 35-4 record his senior season. He averaged 27.8 points with two 32-point games during the run and shot 63% from the field. Fredrick was tabbed the Whitaker Bank Kentucky Sweet 16 Most Valuable Player. He set his high school’s single-season program records for points (900), field goals (315) and 3s (107). Fredrick averaged 23.1 points per game as a senior and shot 48.4% from long range. His 3-point percentage ranked second in school history. Fredrick capped his career scoring 1,651 points, which ranked fourth in school history.

Fredrick did not compete in any games as a freshman at Iowa. He used the season as a redshirt year.

During his redshirt freshman year, Fredrick was named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team and earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on January 20. He saw action in 25 games. Fredrick was 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. He averaged 10.2 points and 2.8 assists per game and topped the Big Ten with a 46.1% clip (47 of 102) from 3-point range. Fredrick scored in double figures in 13 games and recorded a season-high 21 points on three occasions.

During his redshirt sophomore year, Fredrick was named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by the league’s media and earned the Iowa Men’s Basketball Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. He started all 27 games he appeared in but missed four games due to injury. Fredrick averaged 7.5 points and 1.9 assists per game and posted six double-figure scoring efforts. He made three or more 3s in six games and shot 47.4% from 3, which ranked as the second-best clip by a sophomore in program history. Fredrick posted a 5.2 assist-to-turnover ratio. He poured in a career-high 23 points with five 3s at and recorded 21 points and a career-high-tying five 3-pointers in a win over North Carolina.

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