Perry Jones PF/SF Baylor
Durability: Perry Jones never gets injured.
Size: Perry Jones has that amazing 6 foot 11 inch size that NBA Scouts rave about.
Awareness: Perry Jones has the awareness to pass to defenders that are not open.
Short Shooting Range: Perry Jones can make any big play from short distance.
Passer: Perry Jones is an great at passing the basketball and is not a ball hog.
Athletic Ability: Perry Jones athleticism makes him look like a top 5 player.
Potential: Perry Jones has the potential to become a special player, but he lacks the qualities of an elite NBA player at this point in his young career.
Physical Ability: Most forwards are physical at defending. Perry Jones isn’t and he has the 6-11 size. People said the same things about Hasheem Thabeet coming out of U Conn and he has yet to produce in the NBA so far.
Learning Rate: Jones needs some time to learn new plays.
Basketball IQ: Perry Jones basketball IQ is very limited because he only knows how to execute short distance shots and a few short medium distance shots from mid court. I’m not sure how this will transition to the NBA.
Medium Shooting Range: Perry Jones medium shooting range is hot and cold. Some nights he is on his A game from medium range while other nights his medium range is cold as ice.
Long Shooting Range: Perry Jones has to improve his long shooting range.
Intanigbles: Perry Jones lacks the intangibles to become an elite player at this point.
Production: Perry Jones provdes poor production at Baylor. Baylor is not a winning team that NBA people
My thoughts on Perry Jones. Perry Jones has a lot of long term potential to become a special NBA player, but he is far from his potential. Jones needs more time to blossom and he reminds me a lot of Kwame Brown. He may have the potential, but are the odds of him living up to his potential are slim to none. Jones has the potential to be a special player and I do believe he will have an impact on a team at some point later in his career, but I strongly believe he will struggle right away before having success with the 2nd team that picks him up by free agency.