Pistons welcome Jaden Ivey by honoring his family's Detroit legacy
One could say it was meant to be that Jaden Ivey would play professionally in Detroit. Ivey was reminded of his family’s Motor City legacy when the Pistons welcomed their new rookie.
The Pistons welcomed Ivey after drafting him No. 5 overall in the 2022 NBA Draft Thursday evening. Jaden is the latest family member to play in Detroit. His grandfather played for the Detroit Lions, his father for Detroit Country Day and his mother for the Detroit Shock. The Pistons presented Ivey with all their jerseys before he received his own.
Jaden Ivey’s grandfather played for the Detroit Lions, his father played for Detroit Country Day and his mother played for the Detroit Shock.
Today the Pistons presented Ivey with all of their jerseys before giving him his 🥺
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) June 24, 2022
A South Bend native, Ivey chose Purdue over Indiana, Notre Dame, Butler and Ohio State. After 2 standout seasons with the Boilermakers, he seems to have landed in the perfect spot.
Yeah, we’re gonna cop that 2️⃣3️⃣ jersey… pic.twitter.com/uk56lTq4be
— Purdue Mens Basketball (@BoilerBall) June 26, 2022