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Grant Jerrett

  • Full Name: Grant Jerrett
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-10 / 232
  • Birthdate: July 8, 1993
  • College: Arizona
Portland Trail Blazers (Traded to Oklahoma City Thunder on draft night) Round 2: Pick 40
 

- No. 40 Pick: Grant Jerrett

Strengths
- Stretch four man who can shoot the 3
- Length (7-2 wingspan)
- Good athlete
- Good free-throw shooter
- Solid passer
- Shot blocker

Weaknesses
- Post game underdeveloped
- Needs to add bulk and strength

NBA projection
Jerrett surprised a lot of media types when he declared for the draft after his freshman season. Most thought he wasn’t ready physically, and draft analysts have projected him in the second-round to undrafted. But with his length and ability to shoot the 3, Jerrett has a chance to impress in the run-up to the draft. It didn’t hurt his chances that he was invited to the NBA’s Pre-Draft combine in Chicago.

2012-13 Season
Jerrett had a decent freshman season while establishing himself as a legitimate inside-outside four man, but nothing that would have suggested he’d take the leap to declare for the Draft. He notched career highs in points (15 against Oral Roberts), rebounding (10 against UCLA) and blocked shots (six against Oregon State

Key statistics
5.2 ppg | 3.6 rpg | 0.9 bpg | 17.8 mpg | .409 FG | .405 3PT | .818 FT

Cool statistic
Not many players in the country can lead their team in blocked shots and 3-point percentage, but Jerrett was one of them.

Reminds me of...
Andrew Nicholson

What Insiders Say
Arizona coach Sean Miller
"I thought this was Grant's best game at Arizona. He got six blocks [against Oregon State], and they weren't easy blocks, they were big play blocks. He has that length and it seems like every time we go through a new experience there's one of those freshmen who seems to improve.”

What Outsiders Say
Jerrett’s former high school coach Brandon Lee
"You have to have a position going to the NBA, and everyone wants a stretch four, Lee told sgvtribune.com. "That's Jerrett. He's a stretch four and will always be a stretch four. He could be like Ryan Anderson. Someone like Channing Frye comes to mind. I see him as that type of player. I think his potential, and that's what they'll draft him on, is huge.”

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.