McDonald's All-American Video Profile: Grant Jerrett May 5, 2012
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With his high hips, narrow upper body, skinny legs and awkward running style, Grant Jerrett (#23 Scout, #50 Rivals, #9 ESPN) hardly looks the part of an elite prospect on first glance.
He grows on you the more you watch, though, especially when taking his excellent skill-level into consideration.
Standing around 6-10 in shoes, with a 7-1 wingspan, Jerrett is a good, but not great athlete who still has work to do developing his 220 pound frame.
His main virtues lie on the offensive end, where he can finish well around the basket, handle the ball on the perimeter a bit, and shows range out to the 3-point line. Jerrett has excellent footwork and touch and the ability to dribble and finish with either hand, which is intriguing considering his size. He converted all nine of his free throw attempts here in Springfield, which isn't something you usually see from a player at his position.
Jerrett doesn't show much of a back to the basket game at the moment, being somewhat averse to contact inside the paint, something that will hopefully improve in time. Right now he's more likely to take a turnaround jumper than post up an undersized opponent, which is part of the reason he's developed somewhat of a soft reputation.
Defensively, Jerrett has a ways to go before he'll be able to satisfy the demands of his future college coach Sean Miller. Besides the occasional on-ball block or steal, he's not much of a presence on this end of the floor, not showing much emotion or a very high intensity level and looking somewhat hesistant to mix it up inside the paint. Toughness in big men sometimes comes with time and added strength, so we'll have to see how he continues to develop on this end of the floor.
A player eliciting a wide range of opinions in recruiting circles, we're a ways away still from being able to get a great read on Jerrett's NBA prospects at the moment. We'll have to see how well he's able to coexist with fellow top-10 Arizona recruit Kaleb Tarczewski next year, particularly how many minutes they are able to play together. [Read Full Article]