Jonas Jerebko eligible for next year’s Rookie-Sophomore game

Keith Langlois of Pistons.com had this interesting nugget in his mailbag yesterday:

Jeremy (Kelowna, British Columbia): I know when a rookie doesn’t touch the floor in his first season, he is still considered a rookie in the next season, as Blake Griffin was this year. Does the same apply for players going into their second year, like Jonas Jerebko? Is he still eligible to play in the Rookie-Sophomore game next year?

Langlois: I asked Tim Frank of NBA offices in New York and he said that if a player appears in one game, it’s considered a season of experience. Since Jerebko didn’t play in even one game, he will be considered a second-year player next season. So, yes, technically, he could play in the Rookie-Soph game. But unless that fact is made well known to NBA assistant coaches – the ones who do the voting for spots – they might not have him in mind when they go to fill out their ballots.

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