Arizona basketball: Jerrett thrilled to be with Oklahoma City for on- and off-court reasons

2013-06-29T20:00:00Z Arizona basketball: Jerrett thrilled to be with Oklahoma City for on- and off-court reasonsBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 29, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

Maybe Grant Jerrett would have developed into a lottery pick if he stayed with the Arizona Wildcats for more than one season. Maybe not.

But after checking out his new NBA home Saturday, Jerrett wasn’t about to complain.

Taken No. 40 overall by Oklahoma City in Thursday’s NBA Draft, Jerrett was introduced to media, staff and supporters on Saturday and spoke excitedly about his new job.

“I’m blessed,” Jerrett said during a news conference Saturday, according to video posted by NewsOK.com. “It’s always been a dream to play in the NBA and to play in an organization like this is hard to put into words.

“Just seeing what this team does not only on the court but also off the court, how involved they are in the community, just being good people, it seems like a good fit for myself just to come in and do what I can to make this organization better.”

Read more about Jerrett and the Thunder in Sunday's Arizona Daily Star.

Copyright 2014 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


AP Top 25


Free Wildcats Sports Newsletter

University of Arizona sports news and blog headlines, delivered daily

Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Featured businesses

View more...

Deals, offers & events

View more...