NBA projection: Stokes has been projected as a second-round pick.
Only three players in Division I averaged a double-double in conference play: Kentucky’s Julius Randle, Washington State’s D.J. Shelton and Stokes (15.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg). Stokes put together his best season in Knoxville, earning All-SEC first-team honors. After just two and a half seasons, Stokes ranks first in school history in offensive rebounds (337), eighth in rebounds (836) and 13th in blocked shots (94).
Key statistics: 15.1 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.1 tpg, 0.9 bpg, 32.4 mpg, .531 FG, .696 FT
Cool statistic: Stokes’ 45 assists in SEC play were the second most on his team (2.5 apg).
Reminds me of: Reggie Evans
What Insiders Say
Former Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin
“Jarnell is going to go down as one of the best big men to ever play at Tennessee -- certainly one of the most dominant rebounders ever to wear the orange.”
What Outsiders Say
UMass forward Sampson Carter
“He has a big lower body. He has a strong upper body, but extremely big lower body, so he stands with his arms up, and it's hard to get around. He does a good job out there. You can tell he's been taught well.”