Wildcats' Jerrett drafted No. 40 by Portland

2013-06-27T20:25:00Z 2013-06-27T20:35:34Z Wildcats' Jerrett drafted No. 40 by PortlandBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 27, 2013 8:25 pm  • 

The Portland Trail Blazers took Arizona Wildcats forward Grant Jerrett with the  No. 40 pick in tonight's NBA Draft.

Jerrett started only two games for the Wildcats as a freshman last season, averaging 17.8 minutes per game, but hit 40.5 percent of his three-pointers and his combination of shooting and size intrigued NBA scouts. 

Jerrett was the second Arizona player taken in the draft, after Solomon Hill went in the first round (23) to Indiana. As a second-round pick, Jerrett is not assured of receiving a guaranteed contract.

UA coach Sean Miller quickly issued a statement via Twitter after the selection.

"Although Grant was a part of our program for a short time, he demonstrated a multitude of talents as a player," Miller said. "Grant's high skill level, strong work ethic and unique size give him a very bright future in the NBA."

Arizona has two other candidates who are not expected to be drafted: Guard Mark Lyons and wing Kevin Parrom.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 7 1 0 0.875 19 2 0 0.905
Utah 6 2 0 0.750 16 4 0 0.800
Stanford 6 2 0 0.750 15 5 0 0.750
Oregon State 5 3 0 0.625 13 6 0 0.684
Colorado 4 4 0 0.500 11 8 0 0.579
Oregon 4 4 0 0.500 14 7 0 0.667
UCLA 4 4 0 0.500 12 9 0 0.571
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Washington State 3 5 0 0.375 9 11 0 0.450
Arizona State 3 5 0 0.375 12 10 0 0.545
California 2 6 0 0.250 12 9 0 0.571
USC 1 7 0 0.125 9 11 0 0.450

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Colorado at
USC
1/29 98-94
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 59-69
California at
Washington State
1/29 76-67
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
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