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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Did Baylor’s Quincy Miller make a mistake by entering NBA Draft?

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After initially announcing his intention to return to Baylor for his sophomore season, Quincy Miller had a change of heart and declared for the 2012 NBA Draft.  “At first, I was listening to everybody else’s opinion instead my own,” Miller admitted at the NBA Draft Combine.  “Ever since I was younger, I just wanted to play in the NBA so I was like I might as well go follow my dreams.”

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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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#7 Baylor Bears: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

A year after nearly making the Final Four, the Baylor Bears were expected to do big things last season.  However, the team never truly jelled together and missed out on the NCAA Tournament.  With Perry Jones’ somewhat surprising decision to return to Waco, Baylor has one of the most talented rosters in the country.  Can Scott Drew put it all together though?

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2011 Marquette Basketball Recruiting Update

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Recruiting is the lifeline of college basketball.  These days, the battle for a kid’s commitment is exponentially more competitive and begins earlier and earlier (Tom Crean and Indiana just received a verbal from a kid in the class of 2014 who has not even played in a high school game yet.) And sometimes, that commitment doesn’t carry a whole lot of weight.  With the open recruiting period beginning today, college coaches around the country are putting their foot on the gas in hoping to land the top available talent.

Entering his third season as head coach at Marquette, Buzz Williams has done an incredible job in landing recruits who are filled with talent. (Check out the latest installment of Marquette: Revealed for Buzz’s difference between talent and a talented player.  Good stuff.)  He has also brought in players who did not last long at MU and ended up taking their talents elsewhere or never even enrolling at the university.

Whatever the case may be, the 2011 class is starting to hone in on their college decisions and the Golden Eagles are in the mix for several top recruits including a consensus top five player in Quincy Miller.

By: David Kay
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