Jernard Jarreau Chooses UW


by Craig Yamada

Chalk one more verbal commit up for the class of 2011 as Husky Digest and are reporting that Jernard Jarreau, 6-10 PF from Louisiana, has verbally committed to Romar and the Dawgs over VCU.

Here is Jernard’s profile:

  • Height: 6’10”
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Position: PF
  • High School: McDonogh 35
  • AAU Team: New Orleans Revolution

Having not seen any film on Jernard, I can’t speculate as to what kind of a player he is. From everything I have read, he likens his game to Kevin Durant. He’s known for his shot blocking and defensive intensity, but has had the ability to stretch the floor on the offensive end with his range and athleticism. While he may be a project at the current time, UW may end up cashing in a serious sleeper in the long term with Jarreau. Given the upside we see with players like Anthony Davis (UK commit), Romar could possibly mold Jarreau into an athletic wing/post in the years to come.

UW is definitely trying to cover its bases for bigs in this 2011 class. With Kevin Davis likely signing this Fall, Jarreau would add some depth next year with the loss of MBA and Breshers. From the looks of him, he will definitely need to bulk up and get some serious strength conditioning.

The article mentions that he may be a red-shirt candidate next year, but with UW’s need for bigs next year, I wouldn’t doubt Romar giving him a shot at some minutes next year. Jernard definitely has a lot of upside and we all hope Romar has landed a potential diamond in the rough with this signing.

If it means anything, Hikeem Stewart just tweeted:

RT  @HStewart_1 is Jerreau in for sure? Nice class coming together. Now get your guy @ToneTone13 back here to Seattle!-yes he is the boy is raw uw is in for a surprise next year

In Hikeem’s words, “raw” means good I believe?

Welcome to the Dub Jernard!