Grizzlies rookies open mini camp at FedExForum

Grizzlies rookies open mini camp at FedExForum
Jevon Carter was the Grizzlies' 2018 2nd round pick. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - It's less than a week to go until the Memphis Grizzlies open Summer League play.

Thursday, the team hosted its first mini camp session at FedExForum.

Obviously, all eyes are on the Grizzlies two new draft picks, big man Jaren Jackson Jr., and point guard Jevon Carter.

The rookies join veterans Deyonta Davis, Myke Henry, Ivan Rabb, Kobi Simmons and Wayne Selden among other newcomers who're trying to make the team.

Griz head coach JB Bickerstaff said so far so good in terms of the rookies...but what do Jackson and Carter think?

"It was good," Jackson said. "It was a lot of teaching. Harped in on a lot of defense. A lot of terminology being thrown at us, but we're just picking it up."

"I liked it," Carter said. "It was a lot of emphasis on defense. A lot of different stations about learning a lot of different terminology about the defense. About how we want to do things. A lot of it was actually the same as West Virginia, so it was easier for me to pick up things."

The 5 session mini camp runs through Saturday.

The Grizzlies then head to the Utah Jazz Summer League next week, before opening play in the Las Vegas Summer League July 6-17.

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