Recently, the Sacramento Kings sent Justin Jackson and Georgios Papagiannis to the Reno Bighorns. Last night, the Bighorns hosted the Salt Lake City Stars where Jackson and Papa G performed well in order to grab their new team the win.
Yesterday evening, the Reno Bighorns hosted the Salt Lake City Stars in the Golden 1 Center where the Bighorns achieved victory by a score of 116-86.
Jackson Showing His Worth
The main reason why the Bighorns were victorious last night was due to the play of Justin Jackson. For the game, the former North Carolina Tar Heel was exceptional at scoring the ball as he was able to drop 25 points while shooting 11-18 from the floor. Jackson also showed up on the defensive end of the ball as he grabbed ten rebounds for the game as well.
Although Jackson was the best player for the Bighorns, in my opinion, there were formers Kings on the Bighorns’ roster that performed well too. Players like Georgios Papagiannis, JaKarr Sampson, and Jack Cooley have all suited up for the purple and white this season, and they made their presence known on the hardwood yesterday.
For the game, Papa G recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds. Sampson had himself 12 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists. And Cooley was able to get nine points and eight rebounds.
Overall, Kings have constantly been sending their young guys up and down from the G-League, and most times the youngsters have responded well by playing confident basketball with the Bighorns.
The Kings are hoping the confidence of their young talent will travel with them when they eventually get recalled back with the team. If the confidence continues to rise for these young guys going forth, the dream of the Kings coming back to relevancy will ultimately become a reality.