Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes will stay at the school for his junior season. The Memphis native had entertained the idea of entering the NBA draft but says he’s staying in Knoxville.
“After considering entering the NBA Draft, I have decided to return to Tennessee for my junior season. After talking with my family I have decided to come back and I am excited to return to the Vols. I am looking forward to playing with Jeronne (Maymon), Jordan (McRae), Trae (Golden) and my other teammates again. I think we are ready for a big season, one that will make Vol Nation proud.”
Stokes was Tennessee’s leading rebounder and second-leading scorer last season. He had sixteen double-doubles, the most of any SEC player.