Jan 25, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) defends Tennessee Volunteers forward Jarnell Stokes (5) during the 2nd half of the game at the Stephen C. O

Jarnell Stokes Drafted By Utah Jazz; Traded To Memphis Grizzlies

Tennessee Volunteers forward Jarnell Stokes was selected in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz on Thursday night.

The Jazz selected Stokes with the 35th overall selection of the draft and then traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies for a 2016 second round draft pick.

Stokes, who declared for the NBA Draft after his junior season, is in for a homecoming as he is from Memphis.

The former Vol forward finished his Tennessee career nearly averaging a double-double with 13.0 PPG and 9.6 RPG.

Over three seasons at Tennessee, Stokes amassed 40 double-doubles, which is fourth on the all-time list at UT.

A lot of folks are down on Stokes’ NBA future due to his size. He’s not quite quick enough to be a small forward and could be considered too small to be a power forward.

It doesn’t really matter what you want to label him, but there’s definitely a spot for him in the NBA. Stokes plays as hard as anyone and should be a fine addition to the Memphis Grizzlies.

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