Perry Jones At The 3
There has been numerous arguments whether Baylor sophomore Perry Jones III, a lean 6'11" forward, is better suited playing on the wing at small forward or as a combination-forward, playing mostly the 4. His most dominant performances came when asserting himself in the post, scoring almost at will given his size, length, and explosive athleticism. When he played primarily on the perimeter, Jones tended to float, settle for pull-ups and contested spot-up shots and was largely inefficient. So naturally, scouts would think Perry Jones will be drafted somewhere in the lottery to play the power forward spot for an NBA franchise. Not so fast my friends.
Individual workouts will allow the passive and oft-underwhelming Perry Jones to showcase his skills as a perimeter stud, most likely to play the 3 next year. While he certainly has weight and muscle to be added to his frame, he will enamor front offices with his unique skill set- his solid rebounding and shot-blocking, displaying a soft jumper, a solid handle and moving up-and-down the floor like a deer. He's the type of player, that given the right system, should produce much better in the pros, than his college system, where he was slotted out of position and suffered through too many shoot-first point guards (Pierre Jackson) and high-volume shooting guards (LaceDarius Dunn).
By NBA-DRAFT.com Staff Writer - 5 - 29 - 12