The Memphis Hustle, the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, will host Military Appreciation Night presented by Belhaven University on Friday, November 10 when the team takes on the defending Western Conference champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 7 p.m. at Landers Center. Tickets are still available starting at $10 and fans wishing to attend can purchase tickets at all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, the Landers Center Box Office, online at MemphisHustle.com or by calling (901) 888-HOOP.
During the game, the Hustle will sport military-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off, with proceeds benefitting the State Guard Association of Mississippi. Fans both in attendance at the game and those online will be able to submit bids for these one-of-a-kind game-worn jerseys by downloading the Handbid app and searching ‘Hustle Auction’ or through the official website. All jerseys will be autographed and shipped to winners who are unable to attend the game. The auction will open on Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. and close at the conclusion of the game.
Additionally, fans in attendance will have the opportunity to show appreciation for those who defend our country by writing letters of support to troops at Section 105 of the concourse at Landers Center. Plus, the first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive a mini basketball stress ball courtesy of Belhaven University.
In addition to current Grizzlies, fans will have a chance to see potentially three former Grizzlies suit up for Rio Grande Valley. Troy Williams, on assignment from the Houston Rockets, spent 24 games (13 starts) with the Grizzlies last season as an undrafted rookie and averaged 5.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.04 steals in 17.4 minutes per game. Briante Weber, on a two-way contract with the Houston Rockets, played in six games (four starts) with the Grizzlies during the 2015-16 season on a 10-day contract and averaged 4.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals in 27.7 minutes. Tony Wroten was drafted by the Grizzlies in the first round (25th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft. In his rookie season with the Grizzlies, he appeared in 35 games and averaged 2.6 points, 0.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 7.8 minutes per game.
Fans unable to attend can stream Friday’s game on Facebook Live and listen to Grind City Media’s Jon Roser and Eli Savoie, known locally for his radio work with Sports 56, provide commentary to Hustle fans all over the region. In order to stream all Memphis Hustle games, visit www.facebook.com/memphishustle/ or https://www.facebook.com/nbagleague/.
Fans who want to support the Memphis Hustle by purchasing 2017/18 Season Tickets, Half-Season or 6-Game Flex Packs can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP and pressing 6. Season Ticket Packages start at just $8 per game and include multiple Season Ticket Member benefits including discounts on gear and merchandise, playoff ticket priority for both the Memphis Hustle and Memphis Grizzlies, invitations to select Grizzlies games during the 2017/18 season and more.
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