August 20, 2022

The Memphis Grizzlies presented their four 2022 NBA draft picks on Friday inside the FedExForum as they sat between coach Taylor Jenkins and general manager Zach Kleiman.

Each player had family members attached to the side. As the rookies — Jake LaRavia, David Roddy, Kennedy Chandler and Vince Williams Jr. — answered questions, Kleiman and Jenkins looked on with bright smiles on their faces.

Responding to those same questions, the next generation of Grizzlies rookies reflected on the crazy past 18 hours that brought them to a franchise on the brink of the NBA title race.

Williams: “It’s weird, for sure, because I don’t know how to feel yet. It hasn’t really hit me yet.

Chandler (Memphis native): “It’s a very special moment, especially for me to be able to play for my hometown team, to be here right now with all my friends and family here.”