With a need to replace departed free agent Anthony Morrow, guard Jimmer Fredette agreed to a one-year, veteran minimum contract to join the New Orleans Pelicans, a league source confirmed Thursday night.

Fredette, 6 foot-2, 195 pounds, is expected to have the same role as Morrow did this past season by supplying 3-point shooting off the bench. Morrow opted out of his contract with the Pelicans last month and signed a three-year, $10 million deal to join the Oklahoma City Thunder as an unrestricted free agent.

Fredette was the NCAA National Player of the Year in 2011 at Brigham Young and was the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.

But Fredette has not emerged in the NBA like he did in college when he averaged 28.5 points per game and guided BYU to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament as a senior.