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This is another one that I will receive some heat for.
I know Baylor is undefeated and currently the No. 4-ranked team, but has Perry Jones III lived up to all of the hype? When Jones was first being recruited, he dominated the college basketball news when he chose Baylor, and admittedly (and maybe mistakenly), I set the bar extremely high.
He has yet to demonstrate a consistent, dominating force that he was once described to be.
In ’10-11, Jones averaged 14 points, 7.2 rebounds and one block and shot 55 percent from the field. This season, Jones has amassed just over 13 points, 7.2 rebounds and one block and is shooting 53 percent overall.
These numbers are similar, which is alarming considering how good this kid was supposed to be. In addition, for a 6’11” center, 7.2 rebounds per game is very pedestrian.
Baylor has been playing incredible basketball thus far, and Jones is certainly a big key for his team. However, if it truly want to be a powerhouse this year, Jones must become more dominant.