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 6 1 0 0.857 18 2 0 0.900
Utah 5 1 0 0.833 15 3 0 0.833
Stanford 5 2 0 0.714 14 5 0 0.737
Oregon State 5 2 0 0.714 13 5 0 0.722
Oregon 4 3 0 0.571 14 6 0 0.700
Washington 3 3 0 0.500 14 4 0 0.778
UCLA 3 4 0 0.429 11 9 0 0.550
Washington State 3 4 0 0.429 9 10 0 0.474
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429 10 8 0 0.556
Arizona State 2 5 0 0.286 11 10 0 0.524
California 1 6 0 0.143 11 9 0 0.550
USC 1 6 0 0.143 9 10 0 0.474

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
USC at
Oregon State
1/24 55-59
Washington State at
Colorado
1/24 58-90
Arizona State at
Stanford
1/24 70-89
Washington at
Utah
1/25 70-89
Oregon State at
Arizona State
1/28 6:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona
1/28 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington
1/28 9:00 pm
Colorado at
USC
1/29 7:30 pm
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 8:00 pm
California at
Washington State
1/29 9:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
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