Free Throw is: Cory Castro, Jake Hughes, Justin Castro, Kevin Garcia, Lawrence Warner III
Two years before Free Throw formed in Nashville, the Memphis Grizzlies made national headlines for
their “grit and grind.” Some not familiar with basketball may assume this was another phrase describing
the team’s tireless work ethic. Journalists and analysts claimed this “grit and grind” was their disruptive
defense. A free throw is usually given to a player disrupted by defense—so while unintentionally
borrowing the ethos of their home state’s NBA franchise, Free Throw went on the offensive.
Consider the band’s signature play: a three-guitar attack…