Jerrett drafted by Blazers traded to Thunder - Tucson News Now

Jerrett drafted by Blazers traded to Thunder

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona Wildcats big man Grant Jerrett ('13) has entered the realm of players who have been the property of two different team on draft night.

In the second round, 40th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft, the freshman Jerrett was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers. About an hour after the conclusion of the draft, the Blazers traded his rights to the Oklahoma City Thunder for cash considerations.

After hearing former teammate Solomon Hill's name get called by the Indiana Pacers in the first round 27th overall. Former Arizona Wildcat Grant Jerrett had to patiently wait for 17 other players names to be heard before he finally got the call.

Jerrett averaged 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in his lone season at Arizona, leading the team in blocks with an average of 1.0 per game. He shot 40.5 percent from the arc and 81.8 percent from the line in 34 games as a member of the wildcats.

Hill and Jerrett become the second and third players to be drafted from UA while head coach Sean Miller has been at the helm and the 64th and 65th players drafted from UA since 1948.

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