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Grizzlies draft Jordan Adams and Jarnell Stokes

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - The Memphis Grizzlies selected UCLA shooting guard Jordan Adams with the 22nd pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Adams averaged 17.4 points a game and grabbed 5.3 rebounds while leading the Bruins to the Sweet 16 where they lost to Florida. Adams also forced opponents to turn the ball over, averaging 2.6 steals a game and dishing out 2.3 assists for the Bruins.

The Grizzlies have been targeting wings and shooting guards, so Adams fits right into what the team is looking for. Adams can space the floor, but only shot 35.6 percent from behind the arc. He is known for his mid-range game which gets compared to former Detroit Piston Rip Hamilton.

The six-foot-five guard dropped 20 pounds since the end of the season and is down to about 210. Adams was one of few players invited back for a second workout with the Grizzlies.

In the second round, Memphis traded a 2016 2nd round pick for Tennessee junior forward Jarnell Stokes. Stokes averaged a double-double 15 points per game just more than 10 rebounds for the Volunteers. Stokes worked out for the Grizzlies, and liked his chances to be picked by his hometown team. Stokes attended high school at Central and Southwind in Memphis.

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