Perry JonesHt/Wt: 6-11 / 235 lbs
2012 Draft Profile - Perry JonesPerry Jonesí game should translate to the NBA really well. Perry is a dazzling athlete even by NBA standards. Jones is nearly 7ft with an enormous wing span and runs like a guard. Perry is at his best when plays break down or competing on the offensive glass he shows a tremendous knack for converting these plays to buckets and is no stranger to the highlight reel. Perry has great explosiveness, whether it is getting out and finishing in open court, or taking an opponent out to mid range to beat them off the dribble or crashing the boards Jones has the ability to finish with authority if you are not paying attention to him and defending the cup. With his pure athleticism Perry has the ability to make difficult shots look easy and even though his scoring ability hasnít translated in point totals his %s are very good. Perry is also very comfortable shooting the ball from mid range out to 3 point depth. Perry shows a lot of versatility, he can impact the game in a variety of ways and capable of playing multiple positions, he makes plays on the defensive end and has a lot of potential to be an impact player on offense and defense and will be a solid if not excellent rebounder.
Perry Jones is still the typical ďteaseĒ prospect. He has a skill set that you donít see every year in the draft and when you do they are usually taken top 5. His body type and athleticism is of a young KG or Durant who quickly became dominant inside outside threats in the NBA. Perry had a disappointing sr season in hs as well as freshman yr and so far as a soph he isnít showing as much improvement as you would like, which says a lot because he is still one of the conferences best players. His problem is he has the ability to be the inside/outside threat NBA scouts drool over but he hasnít developed either side of that game. He does not show a lot of hunger to post players up and he is not a refined outside shooter that you want from a perimeter player. Perry really seems like a good guy but I donít see a demeanor to take over games or be a teamís face of the franchise. Toughness is certainly an area for Perry to improve, his blocks and steals numbers should be higher.
Perry still has developing to do but no doubt he will be a top 5 pick in the NBA. He is too athletically blessed not to. Perry Jones has the potential to make an all star team in his career and still be labeled a bust a la Derrick Coleman. Unlike Coleman, Jonesí issues are not character or work ethic related, it is simply putting it all together and competing at a high level consistently and finding a phase of his game to be his bread and butter. There are many potential NBA comparisons for Perry, but I think old schooler Larry Nance is a good comparison right now. A smooth, graceful player who can hang with the most elite players in the world.
Player profile submitted by: Tom Patterson
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2011 Draft Profile - Perry JonesThis T Mac look alike has super star written all over him but has what I like to call the "Tease" syndrome. He teases evaluators with future lottery type games one minute, then the next game he is like a deqer lost in headlights. If Jones can show consistency in his unbelievable skills, he has a chance of being the top overall pick in the draft. You just don't find the rare package of skills that a guy his size poses, able to shoot the three ball of the dribble or spotting up, with the size to take smaller defenders on the blocks and terrorize them. He has supreme leaping ability with great timing to alter or block shots and the wing span of about 7'4, that alone will have opponents thinking twice about penetrating in his area. He has the ball handling ability and play making skills to some day become a full time wing player but is now a combo forward. My projection is, if he can put all his pieces to the puzzle together, he will impact the NBA for many years. At this early stage in development, he reminds me of a poor mans Anthony Randolph.
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