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Jackson State basketball player Tristan Jarrett declares for the NBA Draft



Tristan Jarrett (courtesy of JSU Athletics)

Jackson State University basketball player Tristan Jarrett has declared for the 2021 NBA Draft.

Jarrett released a statement Monday informing everyone of his monumental decision.

“First, I would like to thank Jesus Christ for allowing me to play the game I love, at a school I love,” said Jarrett. “I would also like to thank Coach Brent and the amazing Jackson State staff for not only helping me grow on the court, but off it as well. Special thanks goes out to Coach Dixon, who always put in extra time with me in the gym. These past two seasons at Jackson State have been nothing less than amazing. This year we did not get to experience the full force of Tiger Nation, but I know they were supporting from afar and I could not be more thankful for the opportunity to have played in front of such a great fan base. Since I have been a child, my family has supported and encouraged me in pursuing my goal to be a professional basketball player. I want to give a special thanks to my dad and grandmother who have helped guide me throughout this process. With that said, I am declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft and signing with an agent.”

Jarrett averaged 20.3 points per game this season while playing under head coach Wayne Brent. His departure is a huge loss to the Tigers’ organization as they will have to replace their lead scorer.

The NBA Draft is set for July 29, 2021 where Jarrett will aim to land on a professional roster.

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