Grizzlies assign Adams and Stokes to NBA D-League's Iowa Energy
Available for Energy-Skyforce Tonight at 5 p.m. CT at FedExForum
The Memphis Grizzlies today announced that rookie guard Jordan Adams and rookie forward/center Jarnell Stokes has been assigned to the NBA Development League’s Iowa Energy, the Grizzlies’ exclusive D-League affiliate. Both will be available to play in the Energy’s preseason contest tonight in Memphis against the Sioux Falls Skyforce, which tips off at 5 p.m. CT at FedExForum.Find Tickets.
General Admission Plaza Level tickets for tonight’s game between Iowa and Sioux Falls are on sale now and start at $10, while floor seats are available for just $25 (plus applicable fees). Tickets are available for purchase by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX, at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com, the FedExForum Box Office or online at grizzlies.com.
Adams (6-5, 209) was selected by Memphis in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft after two seasons at UCLA (2012-14), where he averaged 16.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and a school-record 2.43 steals on .467 shooting in 30.2 minutes in 69 career games. Adams made his NBA debut on Nov. 3 vs. New Orleans.
The 19-year-old earned First Team All-Pac 12 honors as a sophomore with the Bruins last season, leading the team with 17.4 points and a conference-high 2.64 steals while shooting .485 from the field in 30.1 minutes in 36 games. The Atlanta native totaled a single-season school-record 95 steals, ranking second in the NCAA, and his 626 points marked the second-highest single-season total at UCLA in the last 19 seasons behind Kevin Love (681 in 2007-08).
Stokes (6-9, 263) was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (35th overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft and traded to Memphis on draft night for a 2016 second round draft pick. The Memphis native has not yet made his NBA regular season debut.
The 20-year-old 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.
Immediately following the Energy vs. Skyforce tilt, there will be a postgame autograph session with the Iowa roster. Fans also are encouraged to stay for a Grizzlies Watch Party at FedExForum and cheer on the Grizzlies as they take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m. at the HMO Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The game will be broadcast on SportSouth, featuring the call by Grizzlies play-by-play Pete Pranica and analyst Brevin Knight with sideline reporter Rob Fischer, and shown live on Grizz Vision.
Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2014-15 Season Tickets, or 22- and 12-Game Packs can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. Season Tickets start at $7 per game. 22-Game Packs start at $12 per game, 12-Game Packs start as low as $15 per game and regular season tickets are on sale now. For more information on the Grizzlies, visit grizzlies.com, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook and follow on Twitter (@memgrizz).