Tipoff Countdown: Jarnell Stokes

Oct. 31, 2012

No. 5 All-Time

Other Tennessee basketball players who wore No. 5:

Golden, LaMarcus1993-94
Caldwell, Stanley1993-95
Green, Aaron1996-99
Walker, Harris2000-01
Winchester, John2003-04
Lofton, Chris2005-08
Negedu, Emmanuel2009
Stokes, Jarnell2012-Present

Countdown Schedule

10/26Brandon LopezStory
10/27Rob MurphyStory
10/28Derek ReeseStory
10/29Armani MooreStory
10/30Quinton ChievousStory
10/31Jarnell StokesStory
11/1Yemi MakanjuolaStory
11/2Josh RichardsonStory
11/3D'Montre EdwardsStory
11/4Jordan McRaeStory
11/5Trae GoldenStory
11/6Dwight MillerStory
11/7Kenny HallStory
11/8Skylar McBeeStory
11/9Jeronne MaymonStory

Coach's Evaluation:

"To say that Jarnell Stokes is a workhorse would be an understatement. This is what he lives for. He had a tremendous offseason sculpting his body and expanding his skill package. He has molded himself into a legitimate threat from the perimeter, whether that's driving the ball or knocking down jump shots. Despite his physical gifts, his biggest asset is his IQ. He's an extremely intelligent player. He can pass it, he understands angles and he makes great reads with the ball in his hands. Opposing teams cannot defend him with one player in the post."

Echoes of the Past:

Howard Wood (1978-81)

Howard Wood (1978-81)

"Jarnell Stokes and Howard Wood are physically almost identical, though I would have to give Jarnell the edge in strength because of the time he has spent in the weight room. Offensively, each player is great with their back to the basket, on either block or in the lane. They can go either way and use either hand, which makes them unstoppable in a one-on-one matchup. They both have huge hands, which allow them to rebound in traffic and catch the ball in traffic. Being able to fake the basket, stick the jumper or drive to the rim adds to their versatility on offense. One area Jarnell needs to improve is his free-throw shooting. Howard shot 80 percent for his career and spent a lot of time at the free-throw line. Jarnell's upside is limitless. He could be a first-round NBA Draft choice this summer."

- Bert Bertelkamp
Vol Network Radio Analyst
UT point guard (1978-80)





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