Baylor’s Perry Jones III: sliding NBA Draft stock drops him from lottery

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Of all the NBA Draft prospects who’ve seen their stock slide this year, Perry Jones III from Baylor could be the one hurting the most. Or at least the one who’s seen his draft stock slide the most. Despite the success of the Baylor Bears this past college basketball season, Jones stock didn’t rise it fell from the top 5, lottery lock down to mid to late first round.

Mostly, it’s on-court concerns as Jones just has not lived up to the hype and potential. He’s been a lot more potential than substance and his last season at Baylor was a huge disappointment.

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2012 NBA Lottery Mock Draft 5/16

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This is my first mock draft, post-NCAA tournament. Keep in mind that none of this official and the lottery draft order has not been determined yet. All of these opinions are my own, but feel free to leave a comment if you agree or disagree. Let me know what you think. Thanks!

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Minnesota Timberwolves “luck” might be turning around?

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I know the last few years have been down-right dreadful for fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Our last few draft picks (Wes Johnson and Derrick Williams) haven’t panned-out, so far or yet. But, Ricky Rubio brought a spark this season before his ACL injury. He lit-up Target Center with his maestro passing skills and non-matador-esque defensive ability that most of his teammates (Michael Beasley) have shown the past few years. He might just be the beginning of a Minnesota-turnaround, though.

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Baylor Has NBA Bound Duo in Perry Jones III, Quincy Miller

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There are only 9 undefeateds left in all of college basketball. One of which is the #7 Baylor Bears; who this season are living up to the expectations they didn’t reach last year. Baylor missed the NCAA Tournament in 2010-11, and that shortcoming fuels their fire this season.

Baylor has one of the top frontcourts in the nation, with three long and lean guys who drastically alter the game plans of every opponent they face.

Perry Jones III is a projected top-ten pick in the 2012 NBA Draft; Quincy Acy is a freakishly talented athlete who’s dangerous on both ends of the floor; and Quincy Miller is an instant-impact, 6-9 freshman who could be a one-and-done guy joining Jones in the first round of the draft.

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Northwestern Routs MVSU, Stays Undefeated; Ready for #7 Baylor

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In two days we’ll really know what we have, or don’t have with Northwestern college basketball. Yes, they’re undefeated right now, and they won the Charleston Classic. But they still haven’t played anyone. The road win at Georgia Tech was nice, but the Yellow Jackets are down this year. Much like the rest of the ACC.

But it won’t be long until the moment of truth (undefeated #7 Baylor) arrives- Sunday 3PM at Evanston’s Welsh-Ryan Arena.

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