Home Basketball Pelicans’ Jordan Hawkins: ‘I knew I’m a extremely good shooter. That’s what I do. That’s why they drafted me.’

Pelicans’ Jordan Hawkins: ‘I knew I’m a extremely good shooter. That’s what I do. That’s why they drafted me.’

Pelicans’ Jordan Hawkins: ‘I knew I’m a extremely good shooter. That’s what I do. That’s why they drafted me.’


NBA rookies and veterans participated in a Name of Obligation competitors on the Name of Obligation Conflict Room suite to see who was essentially the most proficient in a two-minute drill. Over the course of two days, about 100 NBA gamers participated with Jaylin Williams rising because the champion with a number one rating of 59 taking dwelling a $10,000 prize and a championship belt.

A kind of gamers was Jordan Hawkins from UConn, who was not too long ago drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans. The sharpshooter took a break from the sport and sat down with HoopsHype to speak about his taking pictures, his collegiate profession, his new teammates, and extra.

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Jordan Hawkins: Rising up in all probability not the greatest participant however I discover out they’re enjoying. I like my zombies.

Completely, I used to be enjoying all day. My favourite weapon is the MP5. I was actually good, then every little thing began going again to regular, and I obtained busy, however I used to be enjoying Warzone every single day (throughout the pandemic).

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JH: Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, guys like that.

I wasn’t an enormous Warriors fan, only a large Steph Curry fan.

JH: I imply, the best way Steph Curry was dropping the ball is unquestionably one thing I attempted to do. He simply goes everywhere. I imply, positively, he’s on my recreation.

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JH: I really obtained a probability to meet Ray [Allen]. He’s a fantastic shooter, so he’s been serving to me a lot. I’ve positively watched him when he was at UConn extra. He was already elite, elite. He’s simply actually good, he was extra than only a shooter.

He gave me nice recommendation as a shooter. How one can get open, getting open is a ability. The NBA is much more bodily so he’s been telling me find out how to take care of the physicality.

JH: I simply assume as a shooter you simply gotta be [confident]. That’s a given. That simply comes with it. Simply having that confidence in your shot as lengthy as you keep centered, the boldness shall be there.

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JH: Had the ball in my palms a lot extra. It’s simply one thing I had to do, to step up. Coach [Dan Hurley] made it actually clear on what I had to do to win and I took that as a problem.

JH: It at all times sucks to get hit with an damage however I saved my head up, and wasn’t actually down on myself. I imply, issues occur. I was simply gonna get prepared for the subsequent season.

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JH: He pushes you and a whole lot of folks can’t take so if you go there, you obtained to be sturdy. So he positively pushed me. He anticipated so a lot out of me each on the bodily and psychological degree.

JH: Yeah, however I’d like to point out folks that I’m greater than only a shooter, particularly with the spacing, I can put the ball on the ground. So, I believe I’ve extra alternatives to do this as effectively, however the spacing positively helps.

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JH: I need to be a playmaker. I assume being a playmaker and turning into a combo guard can be a large factor for me as effectively.

JH: I kinda knew that. I sort of instructed him that. I knew I’m a actually good shooter. That’s what I do. That’s why they drafted me. I’m so assured in it. Proceed engaged on it, gonna be higher. Simply working on my physique, getting my NBA physique prepared to play this grown man [league] is actually completely different. Getting the power there, it will come as my physique grows.

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JH: I assume when I first stepped into New Orleans, and I seen the locker room I’ve seen Zion’s [Williamson] locker, BI’s [Brandon Ingram] locker. That was fairly dope.

JH: I assume it’d be nice. I give them a entire bunch of house. My taking pictures gravity and they need to assist open it up. I obtained open pictures. So it’s, it works in each methods.



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