Memphis Backyard Workouts II
One year ago, Hauns Brereton introduced the “Memphis Backyard Workouts.” He’s back in Memphis this summer, which means it is time for the sequel.
Brereton, a 6-foot-7 forward for the Hawai’i basketball team, is preparing for his upcoming senior season with a series of unorthodox training activities in his hometown of Memphis.
“Working hard every day, getting ready for the season,” Brereton said.
In the above video – “Memphis Backyard Workouts II” – Brereton can be seen working out at his alma mater, Bartlett High School, as well as in his family’s backyard. Brereton said his family members helped with the filming of the video, and he edited it. Just like last year, he makes use of anything available to assist with his training, including:
• Sawing a tree log to serve as a weight for running drills.
• Pull-ups on the crossbar of a football goal post.
• Push-ups on a laundry line post.
• Handstand push-ups along a fence.
“Those are a combination of workouts from the time I’ve been here,” said Brereton, who has been in Memphis for the past month.
Brereton also had access to the Bartlett High gymnasium, thanks to his friend and former teammate Wes Shappley, who is now a coach at the school. They often trained in the gym late at night and into the early morning. As can be seen in the video, one of the workouts ended after 1 a.m.
Brereton has also been playing in the Bluff City Classic, which is the premier summer league in Tennessee. “It’s been pretty fun, some NBA guys have been playing – Rudy Gay showed up and Thaddeus Young showed up,” he said.
Brereton is averaging around 17 points and nine rebounds per game through the first two weeks of the Bluff City Classic.
This will be his last week in Memphis. Brereton is scheduled to return to Hawaii this weekend so that he can start summer school classes at UH next week. He said he will also play in the Hawaii College Basketball Summer League.
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