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.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Pardons Woman Sentenced To Life In 90s For Fatally Shooting Abuser
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.READ MORE: Kings Run Away In 4th, Top Heat 81-64 At California Classic
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.”MORE NEWS: Father Drowns In Lake Berryessa While Trying To Save Son
The new Kings will arrive at 4:00 p.m. at Terminal A of Sacramento International Airport.