Jarnell Stokes

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Jarnell Stokes
Jarnell Stokes (cropped).jpg
Stokes playing for Tennessee
No. 2 – Xinjiang Flying Tigers
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueChinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1994-01-07) January 7, 1994 (age 25)
Memphis, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High schoolSouthwind (Memphis, Tennessee)
CollegeTennessee (2011–2014)
NBA draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career2014–present
Career history
20142015Memphis Grizzlies
2014–2015Iowa Energy
2015–2016Miami Heat
2015–2016Sioux Falls Skyforce
2016Sioux Falls Skyforce
2016Denver Nuggets
2017Sioux Falls Skyforce
2017–2018Zhejiang Golden Bulls
2018Sioux Falls Skyforce
2019Memphis Hustle
2019–presentXinjiang Flying Tigers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jarnell D'Marcus Stokes (born January 7, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played college basketball at the University of Tennessee. He was one of the top rated high school players in the class of 2012. He was selected in with the 35th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz, and later traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.

High school career[edit]

Stokes was ranked as the No. 11 overall prospect by Rivals.com and No. 18 by ESPN.com. As a junior at Central High School, he averaged 17.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.[1]

Stokes chose Tennessee over offers from Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Memphis, and Ole Miss.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jarnell Stokes
PF
Memphis, TN Southwind HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (110 kg) Dec 22, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 97

College career[edit]

Stokes played three collegiate seasons at the University of Tennessee, averaging 13.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.08 blocks on .530 shooting in 29.7 minutes in 87 games. He left the Volunteers ranked fourth in school history in double-doubles (40), eighth in total rebounds (836) and 14th in blocks (94). He also led the SEC in offensive rebounding in 2013 and 2014.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Memphis Grizzlies (2014–2015)[edit]

On June 26, 2014, Stokes was selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. He was later traded to the Memphis Grizzlies on draft night.[3] In July 2014, he joined the Grizzlies for the 2014 NBA Summer League before going on to sign a multi-year deal with the franchise on August 18, 2014.[4] On December 3, 2014, he scored a season-high 12 points in a loss to the Houston Rockets.[5] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.[6]

Miami Heat (2015–2016)[edit]

On November 10, 2015, Stokes was traded, along with Beno Udrih, to the Miami Heat in exchange for Mario Chalmers and James Ennis.[7] The move reunited him with former Tennessee teammate Josh Richardson. On January 20, 2016, he made his debut for the Heat in a 106–87 loss to the Washington Wizards, recording four points in five minutes.[8]

During his sophomore season, he received multiple assignments to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Heat's D-League affiliate.[9] On January 29, 2016, he was named in the East All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[10]

On February 18, 2016, Stokes was traded, along with cash considerations, to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for a conditional 2018 second-round pick.[11] He was waived by the Pelicans the next day.[12]

Sioux Falls Skyforce (2016)[edit]

On February 27, 2016, Stokes was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[13] He helped the Skyforce win an NBA D-League-record 40 games in 2015–16, securing the first seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. In 28 regular season games, he averaged team highs of 20.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. He subsequently earned league MVP honors.[14] Stokes went on to help the Skyforce cap off a historic season with a playoff run that ended in a 2–1 Finals series victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders. He added to his regular season MVP award by garnering the Finals MVP,[15] as well as earning All-NBA D-League First Team honors.[16]

Denver Nuggets (2016)[edit]

In July 2016, Stokes joined the San Antonio Spurs for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[17] On September 15, 2016, he signed with the Denver Nuggets.[18] On November 15, 2016, he was waived by the Nuggets after appearing in two games.[19]

Second stint with Sioux Falls Skyforce (2017)[edit]

On March 23, 2017, Stokes was reacquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[20]

Zhejiang Golden Bulls (2017–2018)[edit]

In July 2017, Stokes signed with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association.[21] On February 2, 2018, he was waived by the Zhejiang Golden Bulls.[22][23]

Third stint with Sioux Falls Skyforce (2018)[edit]

On August 27, 2018, Stokes returned to the Miami Heat on a training camp contract.[24] He was waived on October 13.[25]

On December 8, 2018, Stokes was reacquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[26]

Memphis Hustle (2019)[edit]

On January 1, 2019, Stokes was signed to a two-way contract by the Memphis Grizzlies, to split time with their G League affiliate, the Memphis Hustle.[27]

Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2019–present)[edit]

On February 12, 2019, Stokes was reported to have signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.[28] He debuted with the Flying Tigers on the same day, making a double-double with 30 points, 19 rebounds, 2 blocks and a steal in a 120–115 victory over the Shanxi Brave Dragons.[29] In July 2019, Stokes returned for the 2019 NBA Summer League to play for the Portland Trail Blazers.[30]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Memphis 19 2 6.6 .568 .000 .536 1.8 .2 .3 .3 3.0
2015–16 Memphis 2 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2015–16 Miami 5 0 2.8 .600 .000 .500 .4 .2 .2 .0 1.4
2016–17 Denver 2 0 3.5 1.000 .000 .500 1.0 1.0 .5 .0 1.5
Career 28 2 5.4 .581 .000 .531 1.4 .3 .3 .2 2.4

Personal life[edit]

The son of Willie and Shunta Stokes, he majored in Communication Studies.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jarnell Stokes Bio". UTSports.com. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Jarnell Stokes Recruiting Profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Grizzlies acquire draft rights to Jarnell Stokes". NBA.com. June 26, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Grizzlies sign Jarnell Stokes to multi-year contract". NBA.com. August 18, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Harden leads Rockets over Grizzlies 105-96". NBA.com. December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "HEAT Acquire Beno Udrih and Jarnell Stokes". NBA.com. November 10, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  8. ^ "Wall, Beal each score 18, Wizards down Heat, 106-87". NBA.com. February 4, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  9. ^ "2015-16 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  10. ^ "Sixteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented By Kumho Tire". NBA.com. January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  11. ^ "Pelicans Acquire Jarnell Stokes". NBA.com. February 18, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  12. ^ "Pelicans Sign Bryce Dejean-Jones". NBA.com. February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  13. ^ "Skyforce Acquire Jarnell Stokes". OurSportsCentral.com. February 27, 2016. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  14. ^ "Jarnell Stokes Named 2015-16 NBA Development League MVP". NBA.com. April 14, 2016. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  15. ^ "Sioux Falls Skyforce Cap Historic Season with First NBA D-League". NBA.com. April 27, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016.
  16. ^ "NBA Development League Announces 2015-16 All-NBA D-League Teams". NBA.com. April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  17. ^ "SPURS ANNOUNCE 2016 LAS VEGAS SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER". NBA.com. July 8, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  18. ^ "Nuggets Sign Four Players to Contracts". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 15, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  19. ^ "Denver Nuggets Waive Jarnell Stokes". NBA.com. November 15, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  20. ^ "SKYFORCE REACQUIRE JARNELL STOKES". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 23, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  21. ^ "Zhejiang Golden Bulls officially announces the signing of Jarnell Stokes". Sportando.com. July 27, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  22. ^ "浙江开除斯托克斯 称他是CBA最无职业操守外援". Sohu.com (in Chinese). February 2, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  23. ^ CBA side Zhejiang parts ways with former NBA player Stokes, accusing him of "being unprofessional.XINHUANET.com.[2018-02-03].
  24. ^ "HEAT Signs Jarnell Stokes". NBA.com. August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  25. ^ "HEAT Waives Purvis, Putney, Stokes And Weber". NBA.com. October 13, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  26. ^ "SKYFORCE ACQUIRE JARNELL STOKES". NBA.com. December 8, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  27. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Jarnell Stokes to two-way contract". NBA.com. January 1, 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  28. ^ "前浙江外援替换哈达迪 新疆用尽更换外援名额". sina.com.cn (in Chinese). February 12, 2019. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  29. ^ "Regular Season Round 40: Xinjiang FT - Shanxi Z. 120-115". eurobasket.com. February 12, 2019. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  30. ^ "NBA: Jarnell Stokes will play in the NBA Summer League for Portland". All for Tennessee. July 5, 2019. Retrieved July 13, 2019.

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