Grant Jerrett, PF, Arizona
Jerrett, a forward from La Verne, California, surprisingly announced his candidacy for the draft after just one season in Tucson. He is young (19) and raw, but is considered one of the better stretch big men in the draft. Despite playing just 17.8 minutes per game, he shot 40.5 percent from 3-point range and was an 81.8 percent free throw shooter. He was the No. 10 player in the 2012 high school class and was McDonald’s All-American. The belief is that Jerrett left Arizona after one season due to a crowded front court that had Aaron Gordon and Rondae Jefferson on their way. He has long arms with a knack for making catch-and-shoot jumpers. He is not considered an elite athlete, but makes up for it with his basketball IQ and passing ability. Jerrett is expected to be a late first or early second round pick in most mock drafts.
Chad Ford of ESPN wrote, “Jerrett is a stretch four in the mold of Ryan Anderson. With several high-profile recruits coming to Arizona next year, Jerrett decided to cut bait. He intrigues NBA guys because of his ability to stretch the floor as a big.”
Pre-Draft measurements and results, according to Draft Express.com: