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2012 NBA Draft Profile: Perry Jones III


PERRY JONES III, BAYLOR, 6-11, 235 lbs., Small forward/power forward

Jones averaged nearly 14 points and eight rebounds and led his team to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight after being named Second-Team All-Big 12 by the media.

Last season, the 6-11 Jones averaged 13.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.7 tpg, 0.8 spg and 0.6 bpg on 50-percent shooting from the floor and 30-percent shooting from behind the arc. In games where Jones made a 3-pointer, he averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds. In games he didn’t make a 3, he averaged 12 points and six boards.

Suns Director of Player Personnel John Treloar's Take: He’s a guy that is probably 6-10 ½ or maybe 6-11 that is a great athlete. He’s one of the best athletes in the draft. He’s kind of in between the 4 and the 3-position. He’s a little light and lacks strength for the banging that goes on at the 4-spot, but that’s the position he’s mainly played in college. So if he’s going to play the 3, it will be an adjustment. But as far as his size and athleticism, when you’re looking at him, you’re looking at a body like Tracy McGrady. He’s just a great athlete for someone that big.