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All-SEC junior guard Jordan McRae broke his big news Saturday morning, going on a local radio show in Knoxville and saying he would return for his senior season at Tennessee.
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Stick around, Jarnell! Lets see how fun winning is!
Jarnell, you are good...very good, but you are not NBA ready yet. Don't let them fool you! One good season and a deep run in the tournament and your stock will rise like crazy.
And for those who know soccer:
If Jarnell comes back this team will be top 25 n NCAA tourney bound.
DraftExpress has McRae going 29th and Stokes going 39th... in 2014. NBADraftNet has McRae going 56th and Stokes undrafted.
I would point Jarnell to Thomas Robinson. Same position, similar role on the floor, similar size (although Stokes is about an inch shorter and a bit heavier). TRob was Kansas' 6th man his sophomore year, so he didn't showcase as much as Stokes does, but he still averaged about 8 and 6. He came back for his junior year, led his team in points and rebounds, went to the championship, and he was the 5th overall pick.
If he's confident in his abilities, he should be realistic about his stock right now, and prove it to NBA scouts next year. It would be sad to see him pull a Hopson and have the wrong people in his ear pumping his ego up, then end up in Europe with no college degree.
glad we are keeping McRae amd would love to keep Stokes as well
We need you Jordan and many thanks for staying. You will not regret it!
great point guys , thanks for staying and playing for The Vols
I believe Jordan will be even better next season, he's learning how to play the game and what CCM has seen in him all along. He's our MJ just backwards JM!!
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