Wildcats' Jerrett still has time to decide

2013-04-15T18:32:00Z 2013-04-15T19:59:42Z Wildcats' Jerrett still has time to decideBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 15, 2013 6:32 pm  • 

A few thoughts after a day of chasing typical Arizona Wildcats postseason news...

-- While the NCAA's early withdrawal deadline is Tuesday, that's not the one Grant Jerrett is worried about. He is gathering information and is expected to take possibly up until the April 28 deadline to declare for the NBA draft.

Even though the NCAA withdrawal deadline was intended to give coaches more certainty about their rosters as they entered the spring signing period (which starts Wednesday, a day after the NCAA deadline), the NBA deadline is really the most important one because a player doesn't have to withdraw from anything if he never declares in the first place.

A player can just quietly consider leaving until April 28 as Jerrett appears to be doing. Of course, the only drawback is that the decision is irrevocable after the NCAA deadline.

-- The NBA Draft is not considered overly strong this year. Here's a look at the mock drafts by Draft Express, ESPN (Insider access required), and NBADraft.net.

-- Without Solomon Hill around but with Aaron Gordon coming in, it's not guaranteed that Jerrett's playing time will increase significantly next season. The Wildcats now have Kaleb Tarczewski, Brandon Ashley, Matt Korcheck, Angelo Chol, Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in the frontcourt along with Jerrett.

-- Jerrett is not an attention-seeker, so the fact that his name is floating out there means he (or somebody close to him) is probably giving the decision serious consideration.

-- And, if Jerrett (or his people) were listening to you guys, he would quickly decide to return to Arizona...

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 Andre Roberson may also take until the April 28 deadline to figure if he's going to stay at Colorado or not.

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Eric Moreland, however, announced Monday that he's staying at OSU.

 

 

 

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