Investing in Our Future Leaders
Spotlight Athlete for the Month of October
Brycen Jones, #23
Vicksburg Junior High/High School Basketball Team
Brycen Jones is from Vicksburg, MS and attends The Academy of Innovation as an 8th grader. He is an exceptional teenager who exhibits everything that III GEN stands for and wants to instill in our communities that we touch. Brycen currently has a 3.5 GPA. His future goals are to attend Mississippi State University, major in Engineering, and purse an NBA career! I think this speaks to the high expectations he has for himself, as well as his parents’ Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Jones support of him. We at III GEN Physical Therapy and Sports Science Institute, have been so grateful to be allowed to mentor Brycen. During our time with him, we have been able to develop him as a young man and help him on his journey to becoming an NBA player. He has been a part of our Sports Performance division within III GEN for almost 2 years and has been able to achieve great results in such a short time. Due to his dedication on and off the court, his coaches have really pushed him to play with high school players, in order to develop his game. This fall he has an opportunity to make more steps towards all of his goals. We wanted to spotlight his accomplishments and dedication up to this point, because we believe that young men like him should be acknowledged. We wish you well Brycen this year and going forward! Go get ‘em!!!!
Spotlight Athlete for the Month of September
Shanell Kitchens, #13
Delta State University
Shanell is from Jackson, MS and attended Ridgeland High School. She is an upcoming senior at Delta State University, who is majoring in Kinesology with a 3.5 GPA. She is graduate of the Sports Academy. Shanell experienced an ACL Rupture back in 2020, while playing in a conference basketball game. We met Shanell about 9 months post op, after she received a word of muoth referral to our clinic/institute, from one of our past educational services graduates (Currently attending UT Memphis Physical Therapy Program). Shanell had reached a point in her rehab, where she had not seen any progress an was still in pain. After, she and her father found us, we recommended a clean up procedure to address the scar tissue build-up contributing to her pain. Fast forward to August 2022, she is fully healthy. She has been discharged from her knee brace, knee pain is gone, and quad musculature has returned within ~95% of unaffected limb, and she has vastly improved her basketball physical/mental skills. This fall she will be starting for Delta State University Women’s Basketball Team and looking to have a big year, with her renewed confidence. Thanks for allowing us to help you Shanell! Goodluck!!!!
Spotlight Athlete for the Month of August
Jaylin Thompson, #4
East Central Community College
Jaylin is from Vicksburg, MS and attended Warren Central High school. He is an upcoming sophomore at East Central Community College (ECCC). He is also a graduate of the Sports Academy and a current mentee for our mentors at III Gen. Jaylin has been a part of the institute since its inception. He is one of the main reasons the institute was created. During his time with the institute, Jaylin has been able to achieve great things, due to his hard work and motivation. He graduated with honors from high school, fully recovered from an ACL injury, improved his on field skillset, changed his physique to that of a college athlete, and earned a full scholarship to play football at ECCC. This fall he will be starting at CB, while gearing up to have a big season, in order to move on to the Division 1 level next summer.