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Stokes lands with Memphis; Jordan McRae to Philadelphia

June 27th, 2014 6:47 am by Ben Frederickson, GoVolsXtra

Stokes lands with Memphis; Jordan McRae to Philadelphia

Georgia forward Cameron Forte (11), Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes (5), and Georgia guard Charles Mann look for a rebound. (AP file photo.)

Nerves drove Jarnell Stokes to the gym.

The NBA draft was underway and the picks — Andrew Wiggins to Cleveland at No. 1, Jabari Parker to Milwaukee at No. 2, Joel Embiid to Philadelphia at No. 3 — rolled in.

Stokes, who expected to go anywhere between picks 20 and 35, couldn't sit and watch.

"I was too stressed out," he said in a phone interview late Thursday night. "I was hearing this team liked me. I was hearing that team liked me."

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