New York Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones and New York Knicks rookie guard RJ Barrett swap jerseys after Big Blue’s Monday night loss.
There’s nothing like two former college classmates swapping their pro jerseys.
On Monday night, after the New York Giants‘ loss to the Dallas Cowboys, rookie quarterback Daniel Jones met up with New York Knicks rookie guard RJ Barrett. Both young athletes attended Duke University and were standouts at their respective sports.
Jones and Barrett thus took the time to swap jerseys with one another.
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 5, 2019
Jones spent four years with Duke football (was redshirted in 2015) prior to the Giants taking him No. 6 overall in April’s NFL Draft. Barrett, on the other hand, spent one year with Duke basketball before the Knicks selected him No. 3 overall in June’s NBA Draft.
Back in late September at Knicks Media Day, Barrett spoke on his former Duke classmate.
“I’m really happy and really excited to see that [Jones is] doing well,” he said, per Adam Zagoria of Forbes.
“As a team, we went to a Duke football game,” Barrett added. “I would love to go to a Giants game.”
Barrett, indeed, fulfilled his wish to go to a game. Unfortunately, Big Blue couldn’t pull off the win, as they fell to the Cowboys by a score of 37-18. Jones completed 26 of his 41 throws for 210 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The Giants have thus dropped to 2-7 on the year.
The Knicks are doing that much better with their current campaign, however. Barrett and New York are 1-6 at the moment, sitting at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
The rookie is averaging 18.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 3.3 assists on 43.4% shooting from the field and 35.7% shooting from behind the arc.