Jarnell Stokes NBA Draft bio

Jarnell Stokes

Jarnell Stokes

Position: Power Forward

Height/Weight: 6-8/260

Birthdate: Jan. 7, 1994

College: Tennessee



Big-time offensive rebounder

Good passer

Can score facing the basket


Rock-solid base—huge legs and feet; hard to root out of the post

Good shot blocker



He’ll have to prove he can score over length


NBA projection: Some analysts have started to place Stokes in their first-round projections.


2013-14 Season

Only three players in Division I averaged a double-double in conference play: Kentucky’s Julius Randle, Washington State’s D.J. Shelton and Stokes (15.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg). Stokes put together his best season in Knoxville, earning All-SEC first-team honors. After just two and a half seasons, Stokes ranks first in school history in offensive rebounds (337), eighth in rebounds (836) and 13th in blocked shots (94).


Key statistics: 15.1 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.1 tpg, 0.9 bpg, 32.4 mpg, .531 FG, .696 FT


Cool statistic: Stokes’ 45 assists in SEC play were the second most on his team (2.5 apg).


Reminds me of: Reggie Evans


What Insiders Say

Former Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin

“Jarnell is going to go down as one of the best big men to ever play at Tennessee—certainly one of the most dominant rebounders ever to wear the orange.”


What Outsiders Say

UMass forward Sampson Carter

“He has a big lower body. He has a strong upper body, but extremely big lower body, so he stands with his arms up, and it’s hard to get around. He does a good job out there. You can tell he’s been taught well.”