VIDEO: Amid coronavirus suspension, Jaren Jackson Jr. partners with Jr. NBA for home training
The coronavirus suspension is forcing everyone to stay at home, so Memphis Grizzlies second-year big man Jaren Jackson Jr. and the Jr. NBA have figured out a way to help kids stay active during this time.
🏀 @jarenjacksonjr of the @memgrizz tips off #JrNBAatHome, an interactive series that includes daily posts on Jr. NBA to provide at-home basketball skills and drills that promote physical activity and character development! #NBATogether pic.twitter.com/u4zhgRGbX6
— Jr. NBA (@jrnba) March 20, 2020
Great move here by Jackson. We may all be forced to stay inside, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be active.
The Grizzlies star will have to stay in good shape for his own reasons in case the season starts back up again, so other people might as well use the same workouts Jackson is doing to remain fit.
Before the NBA suspended the season, the Grizzlies were in eighth place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 32-33. Jaren Jackson Jr. and rookie point guard Ja Morant have turned into a lethal dynamic duo for Memphis, although Jackson has been out of the lineup due to injury.
In 54 games for the Grizzlies this season, Jackson is averaging 16.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists. He’s shooting 46.8 percent from the field, 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free-throw line.
Memphis is so fortunate they were able to replace franchise pillars Mike Conley and Marc Gasol with Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. It’s not often a team can trade away two greats like Conley and Gasol and come out on the other end better for it.