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Grant Jerrett has been something of an enigma this season.
He plays his role well. He comes in as a substitute for Brandon Ashley or Tarczewski and fills the minutes until the starter comes back into the lineup. The transition is seamless and his presence on the court often goes unnoticed. The reason he is an enigma is that he shouldn't be a role player. He shouldn't be someone who bridges the gap between one starter and another.
Jerrett is 6'10" and has a massive skill set. He shoots very well, can handle the ball some and can post when he actually has the patience to do so. He's a good passer, he rebounds, blocks shots and plays good team defense.
In the Miami game he made a play that exemplified just how good this guy is: Kevin Parrom threw him a skip pass that he caught just above his head and beyond the three-point line. Without adjusting or pulling the ball down, he was ready to shoot. His only motion was a flick of his right wrist—and the ball went in.
Jerrett could score 15 points a game, but he isn't comfortable with being selfish enough to get into a rhythm. He seems like he is nervous about being the guy to make a mistake. And the result is he fades into all the other talent; he disappears.
I suspect this will happen for the rest of this year because the Wildcats have so many talented players. It won't be until next season that Wildcats fan will really see what Jerrett can do. When his skill set is actually on display, he will be mid- to late first-round pick after his sophomore season.