2013 NBA Draft: Grant Jerrett Deserves a Chance; Reportedly Playing Well in Workouts

By Paul Seaver
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After just one season at Arizona, 6-foot-10 power forward Grant Jerrett made the surprising move, leaving school and heading to the NBA.

Jerrett’s decision to declare for the 2013 NBA Draft came as quite a shock, mainly considering he only averaged 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in roughly 17 minutes of action per game. Those aren’t exactly the numbers that you see from a one-and-done performer. In all, Jerrett’s draft stock is not overly impressive — he will a chance to hear his name called on that final Thursday in June, but there’s also a good chance that he goes undrafted. It’s not exactly a dream situation, especially considering Jerrett was widely considered to be a top 50 prospect coming out of high school.

Either way, there’s no turning back now and despite his unimpressive lone season at Arizona, Jerrett is trying to prove to NBA scouts that he deserves a shot — and in all, he probably does. At 6-foot-10, Jerrett has great size and he’s only 19 years old. His upside is certainly noticeable and he has a nice shooting range that could help separate him from similar prospects.

According to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, Jerrett has been impressive in pre-draft workouts thus far and while there certainly will be no surge in his draft stock, that notion may very well be adding to his potential:

It’s going to be interesting to see if an NBA organization late in the second round takes a chance on Jerrett — at this point, he’s probably worth that risk.


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