1 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

(School release)-- Jarnell Stokes helped lead the Memphis Grizzlies to the championship game of the Orlando NBA Summer League, and the former Tennessee standout finished his summer with nearly a double-double average.

Stokes played in all five of Memphis' summer league games and averaged 12.2 points and a team-best 9.4 rebounds. He finished as the league's second-leading rebounder, behind only Kevin Jones of the Indiana Pacers (10.0 rpg).

The 6-9, 263-pound Stokes made four starts, logged nearly 27 minutes per contest and produced three double-doubles as the Grizzlies posted a 3-2 record.

The Grizzlies acquired Stokes during last month's NBA Draft after he was initially selected 35th overall by the Utah Jazz.

Stokes' proficiency at stuffing a stat sheet comes as little surprise to Vol fans, as the Memphis, Tenn., native posted 40 double-doubles during his three-year career on Rocky Top.

As a junior last season, Stokes tied basketball Hall of Famer Bernard King's Tennessee single-season record for double-doubles with 22.

As the Orlando session of the NBA Summer League concluded, the Las Vegas portion of the summer league began Friday. The Vegas-based league includes three former Vols. Jordan McRae, a second-round draft pick last month, is with the Philadelphia 76ers. And former UT teammates Scotty Hopson (2009-11) and Renaldo Woolridge (2009-12) are playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers, respectively.

Read or Share this story: http://on.wbir.com/1m27SZs