HoopsHype Grant Jerrett rumors
When Thunder camp opened this weekend, there was one notable absentee. Grant Jerrett, the 6-foot-11 second-rounder from Arizona who went to OKC on a draft night trade, wasn’t at Media Day and hasn’t attended the early practices. That’s because Jerrett is expected to sign a deal and start the season with the Tulsa 66ers, allowing the Thunder to maintain his draft rights. If he joined OKC in camp, and was subsequently cut – a likely scenario with a roster already stacked to the brim – the Thunder would no longer hold those rights. Oklahoman
Vander Blue brings his workout trek to the Cousins Center on Friday as the former Marquette University guard gets a chance to impress Bucks officials. Blue will be part of a six-player session that also includes Arizona forward Grant Jerrett, Butler center Andrew Smith, Washington State forward Brock Motum and Serbian players Nemanja Nedovic and Dejan Musli. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
NCAA scoring leader Erick Green of Virginia Tech is one of six players scheduled for a predraft workout for the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday at Pepsi Center. Green, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard who averaged 25 points for the Hokies last season, is set to be joined by Arizona forward Grant Jarrett, Oklahoma forward Amath M’Baye, Oklahoma guard Steven Pledger, Kansas swingman Travis Releford and North Carolina guard Dexter Strickland. NBA.com
The Knicks will work out some intriguing prospects in the coming days. On Friday, the team will host the following players: Ricky Ledo, Tahj Tate, Adonis Thomas, Christian Watford, Tony Mitchell, Grant Jerrett ZagsBlog.com
The Trail Blazers continued their search for second-round NBA Draft talent on Friday, when they hosted their second round of predraft workouts at the practice facility in Tualatin. The prospects included: Grant Jerrett, a 6-foot-10 forward from Arizona; Brandon Triche, a 6-4 guard from Syracuse; D.J. Cooper, a 6-0 guard from Ohio; and Gregory Echenique, a 6-9 center from Creighton. Oregonian
Arizona freshman forward Grant Jerrett, who averaged just 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game last season, is heading to the NBA, sources told CBSSports.com. The school is expected to make an announcement Thursday. The 6-foot-10 Jerrett is extremely skilled, but struggled to adjust to the college game. Most of his production came from beyond the 3-point arc. In fact, 32 of his 63 field goals came from deep. This is a baffling decision because multiple NBA executives told CBSSports.com that Jerrett is likely a second-rounder and could go undrafted. Sources also indicated Jerrett is likely to sign with Brian Dyke of Shibumi Sports. CBSSports.com
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