With Aaron Gordon in the fold, there is a logjam of talent in the front court for Arizona.
There might be a little more playing time available now, as reports indicate forward Grant Jerrett will declare for the NBA Draft. The NCAA’s withdrawal deadline is tomorrow, so if Jerrett is leaving or staying at the UA, the news will become official then.
The news comes as a bit of a surprise, but with Gordon — a Top 5 power forward recruit — coming in, plus the return of bigs Brandon Ashley, Kaleb Tarczewski and Angelo Chol, Jerrett was expected to be coming off the bench again. The Wildcats will also have 6-foot-10 junior college transfer Matt Korcheck.
DraftExpress has Jerrett ranked as the 35th-best freshman from the 2012 season.
In 34 games last year (including two early-season starts), Jerrett averaged 5.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game while hitting 40.5 percent of his 3-pointers.
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