Arizona Wildcats Grant Jerrett's Decision On Declaring For NBA Draft

By Trevor Lowry
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The Arizona Wildcats had plenty of talent this season and a great freshmen class to say the least. However, many people probably did not predict freshman Grant Jerrett to declare for the 2013 NBA Draft.

Jerrett only played 17.8 minutes per game and put up 5.2 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game this season. Some would think that Jerrett is dashing for the NBA draft way to early in his college career, but Jerrett probably knows best when it comes to his future. He did not play enough minutes to make a huge impact for Arizona this season, but he still saw the court on a regular basis.

If Jerrett felt like he was ready for the NBA, then he is most likely ready for the NBA. He does stand at 6’10”, so at least no one can deny his height, which is something that NBA teams seem to look for. Not saying that is the only reason why Jerrett is being looked at, but it certainly does help.

Who knows if he will even be drafted, but we shall see. From a fan standpoint, it would have been more ideal for Jerrett to stay at least one more season for the team. He would have likely played a lot more in the 2013-14 college basketball season and his draft stock would have likely went way up.

There are plenty of one-and-done players in college basketball, and Jerrett just added his name to that list. If he gets drafted or picked up by an NBA team at some point before next season, then his decision seems like it was worth it. However, if neither happens, then Jerrett arguably would have made the wrong decision.


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