NBA veteran, JJ Redick, took to Twitter on the morning of the 21st to announce his retirement from professional basketball. Known for his leadership and deep range shooting, Redick was a key contributor to every team he suited up for. Redick’s notable career highlights include averaging 18.1 PPG in the 2018-19 season, being a 2x ACC Player of the Year, and having his no. 4 retired by the Duke Blue Devils.
In his video announcement, the 37-year-old stated, “All good things must come to an end. It’s a cliche that’s used often but rarely does it hold its true meaning. This, however, is not one of those instances.”
Although Redick never won any NBA awards or championships, his stunning shooting ability, and 6th-man value, will forever enshrine him in the minds of fans. Additionally, his high school and college days are some of the best any basketball player could hope for. Plentiful All-American and 1st-team honors just scratch the surface of what Redick was able to accomplish in the mid-2000s. Now, after 15 years in the league, Redick can hang up the high-tops and take some much-deserved rest.