Through thirteen games, Jourdan Demuynck is averaging 22 ppg, 7 rpg, and 4 apg for Tabriz (Iran), who is apart of the Iranian Super League. They are currently second place in the league behind Petrochimi with an overall record of 10-3 including a 6 game win streak. DeMuynck has already posted a 33 point game and is contributing to the teams success off the bat. “It’s much different than playing in France or Europe, really no one out here speaks much English…its a big adjustment” says DeMuynck.
The basketball career of Prairie View A&M Alumni took an unexpected turn last year while playing in France. The 6’6 Dual Citizen from Hayward, CA was in the midst of his fourth professional season when he suffered from a torn achilles. The Injury set DeMuynck back and at one point had him questioning ever coming back to the game. After returning home and thinking about how far he has came along, from being a JUCO product out of Castro Valley High School, to going PRO in the first place, DeMuynck decided to begin his return. “I had to push myself…” he said, “…through a lengthy rehab process, but everyday I felt closer and closer to being better than I was before”. Towards the end of his recovery, he linked with San Francisco based trainer Fale Malepeai of CUFTR Training. They began working out in San Francisco where they focused on the basic mechanics and footwork to regain the muscle memory of being a threat from deep and a slasher which are two of DeMuynck’s specialties.
Stay tuned for more on Tabriz and DeMuynck as we will be going behind the scenes and bringing you a live look from the Middle East during their playoff run in 2018!