Duke basketball legend JJ Redick sets lofty goal for final seasons of career

Former Duke basketball star JJ Recick. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Former Duke basketball star JJ Recick. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

Former Duke basketball legend JJ Redick set some lofty goals as he heads toward the latter stages of his career.

JJ Redick has an unmatched love for the sport of basketball, and he doesn’t plan on ending that anytime soon, but the former Duke basketball legend shared a goal he wants to reach before he hangs up his sneakers.

Redick appeared on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt on Monday night, and the two discussed a variety of topics including the racial injustices in the country, the restart of the NBA season, the coronavirus pandemic, and Redick’s future plans for basketball.

The biggest goal for the former two-time ACC Player of the Year before retirement is to finish in the NBA’s Top-10 Made Three-Pointers.

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The full interview between Van Pelt and Redick can be seen below:

Redick is currently tied for 14th on the NBA’s All-Time Made 3-Pointers list with LeBron James at 1,860 made 3-pointers.

The newly minted 36-year old is 128 made 3-pointers shy of cracking the Top-10 as the only active players ahead of James and Redick are Stephen Curry, Kyle Korver, and James Harden.

Vince Carter, who just announced his retirement, is also ahead of Redick on the list, as is JR Smith, who is reportedly nearing a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers as the NBA gets set to resume its season at the end of July.

JJ Redick and the New Orleans Pelicans will also head down to Orlando, Florida in July for the restart of the NBA season as the franchise looks to make its push for the Western Conference Playoffs.

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In his first year with the team, Redick is averaging 14.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game on 45.0 percent shooting from the field and 45.2 percent from 3-point range.

The Pelicans are tied with the Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings for the ninth spot in the West, three and a half games behind the Memphis Grizzlies.

New Orleans will resume its season on July 30 against the Utah Jazz at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, inside Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.