NBA 2018-19: Top rookie performances of the season
- Top performances by the rookies during the 2018-19 NBA season.
#2 Jaren Jackson Jr. v Brooklyn Nets, 30 November (36 points, 8 rebounds, 13 made FGs)
Jaren Jackson Jr. has been one of the shining lights in the Grizzlies' roster so far. The Grizzlies again look like a competitive team and Jackson Jr. is providing great production for the team.
In the game against the Nets that went to overtime, Jackson Jr. showcased his massive potential. He was selected because of his defensive skills but in this match, his offensive prowess was on full display.
The match was very tight in the end and it was Jackson's offence that got the Grizzlies home. Memphis scored 7 points in the final 33 seconds of the match to tie the game and take it to overtime. This is also the highest points scored by a rookie in the NBA this season.
Jackson Jr. is averaging 13.2 points and 1.7 blocks per game this season and has become a vital cog for the Grizzlies.Published 30 Dec 2018, 23:26 IST