Desoto County Sports

Hustle to celebrate 10 days to tip-off with Mid-South events

Free Youth Basketball Clinics set for Saturday, November 4, at Landers Center

The Memphis Hustle, the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, will celebrate 10 Days to Tip-Off of the 2023-24 season, presented by OrthoSouth, with various events across the Mid-South. The celebration will begin with Media Day on Tuesday, Oct. 31, and culminate with the season opener vs. the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Landers Center in Southaven.

As part of the festivities, the Hustle will host two free youth basketball clinics, presented by Wilson, that feature 60-minutes of skill instruction led by the Hustle Youth Basketball staff. Session 1 will feature kids ages 6-9 and take place from 10-11 a.m. while Session 2 will feature kids ages 10-13 and take place from 11 a.m. – 12 noon. Fans can visit for more information on the youth basketball clinics.

The full list of events for 10 Days to Tip-Off is detailed here:

Tuesday, Oct. 31Memphis Hustle Media Day (Don Poier Media Center on FedExForum Event Level)Head Coach Jason March and select players will be available to the media. This is not a public eventMedia should RSVP to 
Wednesday, Nov. 1OrthoSouth Stop DayHustle Hype Crew will make stops at DeSoto County OrthoSouth locations to deliver swag to OrthoSouth employees. 
Thursday, Nov. 2DeSoto Central Middle School Visit (2611 Central Pkwy, Southaven, MS 38672)Hustle Hype Crew will attend a pep rally to hype up DCMS students and prepare them for basketball season. 
Friday, Nov. 3Blue Sky Dog RescueHustle will volunteer at Blue Sky Dog Rescue to help with fostered dogs in the shelter. 
Saturday, Nov. 4Memphis Hustle Fall Clinic (Landers Center)Join us for two FREE Youth Basketball Clinics at the Landers Center. Register here 
Sunday, Nov. 5Hot Wheels (FedExForum)Hustle Hype Crew will be on-site handing out swag and ticket vouchers on the FedExForum concourse prior to the Hot Wheels show. 
Monday, Nov. 6Mid-South Food Bank (3865 S. Perkins Rd, Memphis, TN 38118)Hustle staff will be on-site at the Mid-South Food Bank to help sort food for the Mid-South community.  
Tuesday, Nov. 7Memphis Hustle Social Media Contests (Twitter/X, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook)Follow @MemphisHustle on our social channels for chances to win autographed items, tickets and more! 
Wednesday, Nov. 8Grizzlies Game Activation (FedExForum)Find Hustle Hype Crew on the concourse at the Grizzlies game vs. the Miami Heat to enter to win a Hustle Jersey signed by Desmond Bane. 
Thursday, Nov. 9Surprise & DelightHustle Hype Crew will surprise fans across the Mid-South with tickets, swag and treats. 
Friday, Nov. 10Hustle Opening Night (Landers Center)The Memphis Hustle will tip-off their season at 7 p.m. as they host the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. 

In addition to 10 Days to Tip-Off, the Memphis Grizzlies will host Hustle Night against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Oct. 27, where the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Hustle magnet schedule.

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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