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Jarnell Stokes

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Memphis Grizzlies

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Background

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (35th overall pick) in the 2014 NBA Draft ... Traded from the Utah Jazz to the Memphis Grizzlies on draft night for a 2016 second round draft pick ... Signed with the Grizzlies on August 18, 2014.

COLLEGE:
Before entering the NBA Draft, Stokes played three years at the University of Tennessee (2011-14), averaging 13.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.08 blocks on .530 shooting in 29.7 minutes in 87 games. The 20-year-old left the Volunteers ranked fourth in school history in double-doubles (40), eighth in total rebounds (836) and 14th in blocks (94). He led the Southeastern Conference in offensive rebounding in each of his final two years in Knoxville.

A First Team All-SEC selection as a junior last season, Stokes posted 15.1 points and a conference-best 10.6 rebounds on .531 shooting in 32.4 minutes in 37 games, guiding Tennessee to three NCAA Tournament victories and a trip to the Sweet 16. He boosted his averages to 18.0 points and 12.8 rebounds in four tournament games, including a 26-point, 14-rebound performance on March 21, 2014 vs. Massachusetts. Stokes was named Second Team All-SEC as a sophomore and earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors in his first collegiate season.

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Vitals

Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 263 lbs./ 119.3 kg
Born: January 07, 1994
From: Tennessee
Draft: 2014
NBA Debut: 2014
Years Pro: 0
Previous Teams:
  Memphis Grizzlies 2014 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Tennessee/USA

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