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Kings Want Fans To Help Welcome Jimmer Fredette To The Capital City

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Jimmer Fredette, selected tenth by the Milwaukee Bucks but later traded to the Sacramento Kings, poses for a portrait during the 2011 NBA Draft at The Prudential Center on June 23, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.  (credit: Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jimmer Fredette, selected tenth by the Milwaukee Bucks but later traded to the Sacramento Kings, poses for a portrait during the 2011 NBA Draft at The Prudential Center on June 23, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (credit: Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Put on your purple and head out to the airport!  The Sacramento Kings want fans to help welcome the newest Kings to the River City!!

BYU Guard Jimmer Fredette and UCLA small forward Tyler Honeycutt are flying into Sacramento.  The Kings also got Washington guard Isaiah Thomas with the final pick of the draft but he will not be at the airport today.

SLIDESHOW: Jimmer Fredette Coming To Sac!

Most of the buzz surrounding the Kings draft picks is focused on Fredette.  He led the nation in scoring, took his team to the NCAA Tournament and was the National Player of the Year.

His popularity even led to “Jimmer-Mania”.

“It plays to my strengths, a lot of ball screens and up and down tempo,” said Fredette.  “They’ve got a young talented group there from Tyreke to Marcus and all these guys that they have at that place. So I’m really looking forward to going in and hopefully fitting in really well.”

This morning, Fredette took to his Twitter page to tweet about coming to Sacramento saying “Finally got my phone back after a long but great night.  So proud to be a Sacramento King!!! See you out there today.”

The new Kings will arrive at 4:00 p.m. at Terminal A of Sacramento International Airport.

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