Inside Jordan: JBC 2012 – Day 2
Players get a feel for their teams and competition after the first day of practice
Day two at Jordan Brand Classic gave our players time to get to know eachother a bit better and hit the court for the first time.
First thing in the morning, our JBC squads headed out to Joe Gibbs Racing, which is the home base for Team Jordan athlete Denny Hamlin. The guys got a full tour of the facility, and learned about the teamwork and collaboration it takes to get a successful car out on the track. After the tour, they were treated to a pit-stop demo outside, and got to see Denny’s car in action.
Early in the afternoon, the teams hit up the Charlotte convention center for their first practices as a team. Breaking up into East and West squads, the players went through position drills, fundamentals, plays and sets, and finished with full-speed scrimmages.
In the evening, we held our NBA 2K12 challenge where the players were determined to show who had the most game on the sticks. In the end, it was Nerlens Noel who won the championship against J.P. Tokoto in a tightly contested overtime game.
We’re definitely seeing some chemistry developing amongst the players, many of whom hadn’t met before arriving in Charlotte. Still one more practice today before the big game tomorrow night at 7 ET on ESPN.