Kings news: De’Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson will participate in benefit game for Hurricane Harvey victims
As Houston and other parts of Texas start their recovery after being walloped by Hurricane Harvey, a number of former and current NBA players are doing their best to help the process. Some have raised awareness on social media, while others have donated money or supplies that the victims badly need. For incoming Sacramento Kings rookies De’Aaron Fox and Justin Jackson though, they will help out by using their talents in an exhibition game.
It has been reported by Sean Cunningham of ABC10 Sacramento that the two first round picks will star in a benefit game in Houston, where all proceeds will go to the relief operations, in an attempt to help the city and its residents recover quickly.
De'Aaron Fox & Justin Jackson will both return to Houston in September to take part in basketball game to benefit Houston relief efforts
— Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) August 30, 2017
Fox, the fifth overall pick, attended Cypress Lakes High School in Katy, just outside of Houston, before joining the Kentucky Wildcats for his lone season in the NCAA. Jackson, on the other hand, was a standout of Homeschool Christian Youth Association in downtown Houston leading to his recruitment by North Carolina. He eventually became the 15th overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers, before getting traded to the Kings on draft night.
No exact date has been set yet and who the other players will join, however, it can be expected that other local stars and even former Rockets players could participate in it, especially being for a good cause.