Jarnell  Stokes

5Jarnell Stokes


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Southwind HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 260



  • Finished his career ranked 41st on Tennessee's all-time scoring list, with 1,129 points.
  • Finished his career ranked fourth on Tennessee's all-time list for double-doubles, with 40.
  • Finished his career ranked eighth on Tennessee's all-time rebounding list, with 836.
  • Finished his career ranked 14th on Tennessee's all-time list for blocks, with 94.
  • Finished his career as Tennessee's all-time record holder for offensive rebounds, with 337.
  • Finished his career ranked first on Tennessee's all-time list for offensive rebounding average, with 3.87 orpg.
  • His 392 rebounds as a junior set the Tennessee single-season record.
  • His 155 offensive rebounds as a junior set the Tennessee single-season record.
  • His 4.19 offensive rebounds per game as a junior set the Tennessee single-season record.
  • His 22 double-doubles as a junior tied the Tennessee single-season record (Bernard King also had 22 in 1976-77).
  • His 160 free throws made as a junior marked the 10th highest single-season total in Tennessee history.
  • His 230 free throws attempted as a junior marked the third highest single-season total in Tennessee history.
  • His 37 games played as a junior tied Tennessee's single-season record.
  • His 37 starts as a junior tied Tennessee's single-season record.
  • SEC All-Tournament Team
  • All-SEC first team (coaches)
  • All-SEC first team (AP)
  • All-SEC first team (CollegeHoopsDaily.com)
  • All-SEC second team (BleacherReport.com)
  • USBWA All-District IV first team
  • NABC All-District 21 first team
  • Basketball Times All-South District team
  • co-SEC Player of the Week (March 10)
  • TSWA Player of the Week (March 10)
  • TSWA Player of the Week (Feb. 4)
  • TSWA Player of the Week (Dec. 2)
  • 2013-14 John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50
  • 2013-14 Naismith Trophy Watch List
  • 2013-14 Lute Olson Preseason All-America Team (CollegeInsider.com)
  • 2013-14 Preseason All-SEC first team (Coaches)
  • 2013-14 Preseason All-SEC second team (Media)
  • 2013-14 - 40th Best College Basketball Player in America (CBSsports.com)
  • 2013 All-SEC Second Team (Coaches)
  • 2013 All-SEC Second Team (AP)
  • SEC Player of the Week (March 11)
  • SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 11)
  • 2012 Puerto Rico Tip-Off All-Tournament Team (Coaches)
  • 2011-12 SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
  • SEC Player of the Week (March 11)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (Jan. 23)

  • Selected in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz June 26, 2014 (35th overall pick); his draft rights were then immediately traded to his hometown Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Played in all five of Memphis' 2014 NBA Summer League games and averaged 12.2 points and a team-best 9.4 rebounds.
  • Finished as the Orlando summer league's second-leading rebounder, behind only Kevin Jones of the Indiana Pacers (10.0 rpg).
  • Signed a multi-year contract with the Grizzlies on Aug. 18, 2014.
2013-14 - JUNIOR
  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • Announced on April 11, 2014, that he would forego his senior season of eligibility and enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
  • Totaled 11 points, six rebounds, three steals and an assist vs. Michigan in the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen (3/28/14).
  • Tied Bernard King's longstanding Tennessee record for double-doubles in a season (22) when he posted 17 points and 18 rebounds in UT's third-round NCAA Tournament win over Mercer (3/23/14); Mercer's entire team totaled just 19 rebounds in that game.
  • Scored a career-high 26 points while also tallying 14 rebounds in UT's NCAA Tournament second-round win over UMass (3/21/14), shooting 12-of-13 from the foul line and 7-of-11 from the field.
  • Shot 8-for-11 from the free-throw line, grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds and added 18 points in Tennessee's NCAA Tournament "First Four" overtime win vs. Iowa (3/19/14).
  • Was the top performer in UT's SEC Tournament quarterfinal win over South Carolina (3/14/14), recording 22 points and 15 rebounds.
  • Totaled four assists and two blocks in addition to his routine double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds) during Tennessee's lopsided home win over Missouri (3/8/14).
  • Became the 46th Vol ever to pass the 1,000-point milestone when he totaled 20 points in UT's win at Auburn (3/5/14); also dished out a career-high seven assists in the road victory over the Tigers.
  • Had three blocks, three assists and a steal to go along with his double-double effort of 12 points and 11 rebounds during Tennessee's home pummeling of rival Vanderbilt (3/1/14).
  • His 14-point, nine-rebound effort at Mississippi State (2/26/14) included five offensive rebounds, making him Tennessee's all-time record holder for career offensive rebounds (passing Wayne Chism [2007-10], who totaled 302).
  • Had 16 points and led the Vols in rebounding (16) and assists (4) as the Vols fell in overtime at Texas A&M (2/22/14).
  • Made a career-high nine field goals (on 13 attempts) while totaling 20 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal in Tennessee's triumph over Georgia (2/18/22).
  • Had a team-best three assists to go along with 13 points and eight rebounds at Missouri (2/15/14).
  • His 14th double-double of the season came in the form of 20 points (on 7-for-11 shooting) and 11 rebounds (five offensive) at home against third-ranked Florida (2/11/14).
  • Delivered 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks in UT's home win over South Carolina (2/8/14).
  • His 11-point, 14-rebound performance at Vanderbilt (2/5/14) was his fourth consecutive double-double and his 13th of the season.
  • Was 7-of-12 from the field and 8-of-10 at the foul line while compiling 16 rebounds and a season-high 22 points in UT's win at Alabama (2/1/14).
  • Posted his 11th double-double of the season in the Ole Miss win (1/29/14), tallying 13 points and 14 rebounds.
  • His stat line at sixth-ranked Florida (1/25/14) included 16 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and a steal.
  • Shot 8-for-12 from the field at 13th-ranked Kentucky (1/18/14) and totaled 20 points and 15 rebounds in 35 minutes of action.
  • Was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line and finished with 14 points, 14 rebounds and three assists while leading UT to a home win over Auburn (1/15/14).
  • Playing on his 20th birthday, he totaled 15 points, 15 rebounds (seven offensive) and four steals in Tennessee's victory at LSU (1/7/14), marking the 25th double-double of his career and his seventh of the season.
  • In UT's 87-52 rout of Virginia (12/30/13), he scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds; Went 12-for-14 at the free-throw line against the Cavs.
  • Totaled 19 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Tennessee Tech, marking his fourth consecutive double-double (12/7/13).
  • Averaged 18.0 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists at the three-game Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
  • His 21-point, 10-rebound effort during Tennessee's rout of Wake Forest at the Battle 4 Atlantis (11/30/13) marked his third double-double in as many days; he also had three assists, two steals and a block vs. the Demon Deacons.
  • Led the Vols in scoring (20), rebounds (10) and assists (3) as Tennessee defeated Xavier 64-49 at the Battle 4 Atlantis (11/29/13).
  • Eight offensive rebounds highlighted his 14-rebound, 13-point effort vs. UTEP at the Battle 4 Atlantis (his 20th career double-double).
  • Had 17 points and a career-high-tying 18 rebounds in UT's home-opening win over USC Upstate (11/16/13).
  • Starred for the 12-man USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team, which won gold at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship June 27-July 9 in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Started all nine of Team USA's games at the championship, averaging 7.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per game.
  • Also grabbed 2.1 offensive rebounds per game and totaled six steals.
  • Became just the third Vol to win multiple gold medals in sanctioned international competition, joining former All-American Ernie Grunfeld and UT's all-time leading scorer, Allan Houston, on that list.
  • The 2013 U19 Team was named USA Basketball's Team of the Year on Jan. 16, 2014.
2012-13 - Sophomore
  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • Started all 33 of Tennessee's games.
  • Finished the season as Tennessee's team leader in total rebounding (9.6 rpg), offensive rebounding (4.2 orpg), free-throw attempts (194) and blocks (1.1 bpg).
  • Led the team in scoring nine times, and was UT's top rebounder 22 times.
  • Grabbed at least 10 rebounds in 18 games and scored in double-figures 22 times.
  • His 138 offensive rebounds and 4.2 offensive rebounding average both stand as the best by a Vol in a single season since offensive rebounding statistics have been tracked.
  • His 4.2 offensive rebounds per game ranked third among all players in Division I college basketball.
  • Was one of only four players from "major" conferences -- and the only player from the SEC -- to average a double-double in league play (13.1 ppg, 10.7 rpg).
  • His 16 double-doubles were the most among SEC players and marked the most by a Vol in a season since Bernard King had 19 in 1976-77.
  • His 318 total rebounds on the year stand as the eighth-best single-season total in program history.
  • Had a team-best 19 "and-1" plays and ranked second on the team with 94 pass deflections (2.8 dpg).
  • In SEC play, he led the league in rebounding (10.7 rpg) and offensive rebounds (4.4 orpg).
  • Grabbed an incredible 12 offensive rebounds against Mercer in the NIT (3/20/13) and finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds and three assists.
  • His 15th double-double of the season came against Alabama in the SEC Tournament (3/15/13), as he posted 12 points and 13 rebounds.
  • Six of his game-high 13 rebounds in UT's win over Missouri (3/9/13) came on the offensive glass; He also scored 13 points vs. the Tigers to log his 14th double-double of the season.
  • His 13th double-double of the season was an 11-point, 12-rebound effort at Auburn (3/6/13); seven of his 12 rebounds came on the offensive glass.
  • Grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds and also tallied eight points and two assists as Tennessee defeated No. 8 Florida in Knoxville (2/26/13).
  • Played 53 minutes in Tennessee's four-overtime win at Texas A&M (2/23/13), totaling 20 points and 16 rebounds (eight offensive boards).
  • Posted a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double in the victory over LSU (2/19/13).
  • His streak of six straight double-doubles in the midst of SEC play was the longest by an SEC player since Kentucky's DeMarcus Cousins posted seven in a row in 2010.
  • Had nine points, nine rebounds and two blocks in UT's 30-point win over Kentucky (2/16/13).
  • Blocked five shots and posted his sixth consecutive double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in UT's dominant win at Vanderbilt (2/13/13).
  • Was named the SEC Player of the Week for the period of Feb. 4-10.
  • Scored a game-high 20 points and also added 10 rebounds, four blocks and two assists while leading the Vols to victory at South Carolina (2/10/13).
  • Was 8-for-10 at the foul line when UT hosted Georgia (2/6/13) and finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and two assists.
  • Totaled 10 rebounds, two assists and a team-high 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting at Arkansas (2/2/13).
  • In addition to totaling 19 points and 11 rebounds in Tennessee's home victory over Vanderbilt (1/29/13), he also tallied three blocks, three assists and a steal.
  • Scored 15 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds in the home win over Alabama (1/26/13); he also had a career-high eight offensive rebounds vs. the Crimson Tide.
  • Posted his sixth career double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Mississippi State (1/19/13).
  • Tallied 15 points and 11 rebounds in the home game vs. Ole Miss (1/9/13).
  • Totaled 11 points, nine rebounds and two blocks against Memphis (1/4/13).
  • Tallied 12 points, nine rebounds and a pair of blocks as UT defeated Western Carolina (12/21/12).
  • Was a perfect 6-for-6 at the foul line and finished with 18 points in the win over Presbyterian (12/18/12).
  • Shot 7-of-8 from the field en route to a game-high 19 points in UT's home win over Oakland (11/26/12).
  • Named to the Puerto Rico Tip-Off All-Tournament Team after averaging 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in UT's three games at the event.
  • Scored a career-high 24 points on 7-of-12 shooting and also pulled down 12 rebounds while leading Tennessee to a win over UMass in the third-place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off (11/18/12).
  • Had 14 points and 11 rebounds against UNC Asheville in UT's opening game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
  • Stat line for season-opener vs. Kennesaw State (11/9/12): 10 points, five rebounds, five assists, five steals and three blocks.
  • Starred for the 12-man USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team, which won gold at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship June 16-20 in Sao Sebastiáo do Paraiso, Brazil.
  • Started all five of Team USA's games at the championship, averaging 14.0 points and 5.6 rebounds in 20.2 minutes per game.
  • The team's second-leading rebounder and scorer, he was remarkably efficient offensively, shooting .689 from the field.
  • Became the second Vol to help lead the United States to gold at the event (formerly known as the Junior World Championship Qualifier), as UT's all-time leading scorer, Allan Houston, starred on the American gold-medal squad in Uruguay in 1990.
2011-12 - FRESHMAN
  • Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the league's head coaches.
  • Appeared in 17 of the 18 games for which he was eligible after enrolling at the mid-term.
  • Averaged 25.6 minutes per game and scored in double figures seven times.
  • Ranked second on the team in rebounding (7.4 rpg) and field-goal percentage (.534) while ranking third in scoring (9.6 ppg).
  • Converted 11 "and-1" plays on the year.
  • Had 15 points, five rebounds, two steals and a block in UT's second-round NIT game vs. Middle Tennessee (3/19/12).
  • In the Vols' home win over Vanderbilt (3/3/12), he totaled 11 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks (one shy of the single-game school record).
  • Scored a career-high 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting at LSU (2/29/12) and also had seven rebounds.
  • Scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds while returning to the starting lineup vs. Arkansas (2/15/12).
  • Was limited at Florida, playing just 11 minutes and scoring four points with two rebounds.
  • Missed the home game against South Carolina with a sprained right wrist.
  • Totaled five points and nine rebounds in UT's home win over Georgia (2/4/12).
  • Snagged four steals at top-ranked Kentucky (1/31/12), giving him back-to-back games with four steals.
  • Had 11 points, six rebounds and four steals in the win over Auburn (1/28/12).
  • Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors on Jan. 23 following stellar outings against Georgia and UConn.
  • Made his first career start and also logged his first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds (both team highs) in Tennessee's win over 13th-ranked and defending national champion UConn (1/21/12).
  • In the UConn victory, he held highly touted Huskies power forward Alex Oriakhi to just five points on 2-of-6 shooting.
  • In his first college road game, he totaled 11 points and eight rebounds at Georgia (1/18/12).
  • Made his collegiate debut Jan. 14 against second-ranked Kentucky, coming off the bench to post nine points (he made his first four field-goal attempts), four rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes of action.
  • Practiced with the team for the first time on Jan. 9 and received final eligibility clearance on Jan. 12.
  • Enrolled at Tennessee for the spring semester after graduating from Memphis' Southwind High School at the mid-year mark (Dec. 2011).
  • Officially signed with the Vols on Dec. 23.
  • Graduated early from Southwind High School in Memphis, Tenn., where he was an honors student.
  • Was rated as a consensus national top-20 prospect by PrepStar.com (No. 11) Rivals.com (No. 11), Scout.com (No. 11), CBSsports.com (No. 16) and ESPNU (No. 18).
  • Rivals.com, and PrepStar.com had Stokes ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the state of Tennessee.
  • Prior to attending Southwind during the fall of 2011, Stokes was enrolled at Memphis Central High School the previous three years and was coached there by Andre Applewhite.
  • He was a first-team TSWA Class AAA All-State performer as a junior at Central in 2010-11 after averaging 17.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
  • The Warriors finished the 2010-11 campaign with a 21-9 record and reached the TSSAA Region 8-AAA semifinals.
  • After playing with the Atlanta Celtics during the summers of 2009 and 2010, Stokes joined the Memphis YOMCA program on the 2011 AAU circuit, where he was coached by Jevonte Holmes.
  • Stokes powered YOMCA to the championship at the Real Deal on the Rock tournament in Little Rock, Ark., and was named MVP of that elite event.
  • He also led YOMCA to the title game of both the Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, S.C., and the AAU national championship tournament in Orlando, Fla.
  • Attended the 2011 LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio.
  • Full name is Jarnell D'Marcus Stokes
  • Born Jan. 7, 1994, in Memphis, Tenn.
  • Parents are Willie and Shunta Stokes
  • Academic major: Communication Studies
  • UT's first prep signee from the city of Memphis since Dane Bradshaw in November 2002.
  • Is a chess enthusiast and wears a size 20 shoe (Shaq wore size 22; Wilt Chamberlain and Yao Ming both wore size 18).
  • Recipient of the C&C Millwright Athletic Scholarship and the Dane Bradshaw Endowed Athletic Scholarship.



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