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Grizzlies Draft Preview: Jarnell Stokes

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Player Profile:


Jarnell Stokes

University of Tennessee

6-foot-8, 263 pounds

Power Forward

Age: 20 (Junior)


Draft Range (Compilation of 6 ESPN, Draft Express, CBSSports, and NBADraftNet mock drafts):


High: 25

Low: 47

Mock Drafts Projecting to Grizzlies: 0/6


Take him: Stokes is regarded by scouts to be among the best rebounders in the draft. He's a local kid, who steadily improved at Tennessee and averaged a double-double his junior year.

Don't take him: Stokes is undersized for an NBA power forward, and again, that position doesn't quite fill the main need. Stokes is ranked by many below the 22nd best player in the draft. Shot outside 10 feet is suspect, his best work is with his back to the basket.


Notes: Memphian (Central/Southwind). Looked good in workout for Memphis, played well in the NCAA tournament. Stokes gained some buzz last week when scouts said he "destroyed" higher ranked power forward Adreian Payne in a workout for the Raptors (via/@ZachLinks).

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