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NBA Draft 2013: Grant Jerrett scouting report

Grant Jerrett declared for the 2013 NBA Draft despite playing sparingly for a loaded Arizona team. Despite the lack of playing time, he may have some upside to a team picking in the second round.

Streeter Lecka

SB Nation is posting scouting reports of each prospect in the 2013 NBA Draft. Learn more about Arizona forward Grant Jerrett.

NAME: Grant Jerrett.

SCHOOL: Arizona.

AGE ON DRAFT NIGHT: 19 years, 11 months.

POSITION: Power forward.

MEASUREMENTS: 6'10.25, 232 pounds, 7'2 wingspan, 9'1 standing reach.


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
2012 - Grant Jerrett 34 17.8 1.9 4.5 40.9 0.9 2.3 40.5 0.5 0.6 81.8 1.1 2.5 3.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 1.0 1.3 5.2

RELEVANT ADVANCED STATS: 15.6% usage rate this season. Jerrett hardly ever played with the ball in his hands as a freshman.


NBA CEILING: Ryan Anderson.

NBA FLOOR: NBA Developmental League.


Grant Jerrett, a McDonald's All-American and top 15 recruit in the Class of 2012, has been on NBA radar screens for awhile. But few expected him to declare for the draft after an inconsistent freshman season at Arizona, in which he shared the frontcourt with three other NBA prospects. He played only 18 minutes a game, averaging five points and 3.5 rebounds on 41-percent shooting.

At 6'10 and 230 pounds with a 7'2 wingspan, Jerrett has prototypical size for the power forward position. The intrigue surrounding him stems mainly from his potential as a stretch 4, as he shot 40-percent from three on two attempts a game this season. The question is whether he can be anything more than a one-dimensional player at the next level. He's not a great athlete and he had a very secondary role with the Wildcats, mainly just spotting up in a corner.

Jerrett, who will turn 20 shortly after the draft, will almost certainly need time in the D-League. However, for a team willing to wait, he has more upside than you would typically expect to find in the second round.



AZ Desert Swarm (Arizona blog):

In the new offenses of the NBA where the three-point shot is so important, Jerrett fits perfectly. The easy comparison is to a Ryan Anderson or a Channing Frye, and in that way he could pose a mismatch against teams who play ultra-small ball just to get four shooters on the court. Arguably, he could play some center down the line to really stretch defenses, and his length could make him a capable rim-protector once he gets his body in order.

Silver Screen and Roll:

What Jerrett does have nailed down is the floor spacing aspect as a big man, nailing a solid percentage of his shots as a spot-up man from behind the arc. If he can have any impact as a rookie in the league, it will be in this aspect, although he'll need heavy seasoning in the D-League before he's ready for the real NBA game. The problem for Jerrett is how one-dimensional his game is, as good as that single skill is -- he was one of the best shooters at the combine and is about as natural of a shooter as you will find for the position -- and he's remarkably limited as a cutter, post man, or pretty much anything that doesn't involve an open jump shot.

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