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Old 02-27-2011, 04:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ClevBuck25 View Post
Perry Jones has little to no potential as he's shown this year, Valanciunas and Kanter dominate every time they step on the court

Deemed by many scouts as the prospect with the highest upside of any player in college basketball, Perry Jones of Baylor has had an up and down freshman season that appears to be taking a turn for the better at the moment.


Jones was extremely deferential early in the season, looking somewhat lost or apathetic at times, but he has been more assertive in Big 12 play, scoring 19 points or more in six of nine in-conference games thus far. While some of that has to do with Jones' increasing comfort level and individual aggressiveness, it also has plenty to do with how he's being utilized by his coaching staff and teammates.

Even though he's one of the most efficient players in college basketball, shooting nearly 60% inside the arc, Jones is still not getting as many touches as he probably should. Baylor's guards (specifically LaceDarius Dunn) have exhibited poor shot selection all season long, and the team ranks as one of the most turnover prone in college basketball.

Amongst the college players currently in our Top 100 Prospect Rankings, Jones rates towards the bottom of the list in field goal attempts per minute. This is a situation not all that unlike Derrick Favors' at Georgia Tech last season.

When not being ignored by teammates, it's easy to see what makes Jones such a tantalizing prospect, as you can see in the first two minutes of the following video we created:

Standing 6-11, with long arms, an excellent frame and incredible fluidity for a player his size, Jones is a rare physical specimen by any standard. When motivated, he runs the floor about as well as any big man in this draft and is capable of beating his man off the dribble with a terrific first step. He has great hands and an exceptionally soft touch, which makes him an incredible finisher around the basket. (His length and highlight reel-caliber explosiveness help in this regard as well.

Offensively, Jones gets his touches in a variety of ways. An extremely reliable target for his teammates to throw drive-and-dish passes to, he has great potential as a pick-and-roll finisher thanks to his hands, touch and leaping ability. He is also a solid (although clearly not a dominating) presence on the offensive glass for the same reason -- he has the ability to pogo stick off the ground multiple times before his opponents can react.

From DraftExpress.com DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Perry Jones, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook
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Kid is playing out of position in reagrds to NBA and is playing with guards that wont get him the ball, and he is still:
Pts FG FGA FG% 3P% FTM FTA FT% Off Def TOT Asts Stls Blks TOs
14.2 5.6 10.0 56.2 12.5 2.9 4.5 64.8 2.7 4.4 7.1 1.2 0.6 0.9 2.2

From DraftExpress.com http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/...#ixzz1FCJipZr6

His shooting is improving but he still needs to add better range. I just see KD potential all over this kid.

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