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"Potential" is a word that is often thrown around when describing Baylor's Perry Jones.
But potential is such a filler word.
It's usually used to explain a guy that has all the makings of a great player, but that player hasn't risen to the top-level talent everybody knows he can be.
Sadly, Jones is an example of how unflattering the word "potential" really is.
Jones has the body of a Kevin Durant and the physical power of a Kevin Garnett, but he has yet to put all those talents into one great season, or even multiple games at a time.
Too many times this year, Jones has relied upon the rest of his team to carry the load to a victory, while he spends the game sort of zoning out, appearing disinterested and distant from Baylor's ultimate goal of winning.
Why he'll fail:
Here's a stat line for you: 65 points and 29 rebounds.
These are the numbers dropped in three games during the Big 12 tournament by Perry Jones against Kansas State, Kansas and Missouri, who posed some of the biggest bodies to give Jones fits, yet he accumulated those great stats.
Here's another one: nine points and 15 rebounds. These are the numbers put up by Jones during his two games again South Dakota State and Colorado, two teams that, while very talented in their own right, should have had neither the size nor the athleticism to keep up with Jones.
If Perry Jones wants to take games off like he has so far in this tournament, he doesn't deserve to have a great game against Xavier.
He's the biggest headcase for college basketball fans and NBA scouts alike.
Had he tried to come away with better games in the first two rounds, this would be a different story. But he was lazy in those two when he should have had some of the best games in his career.
You gotta do better than that, Perry.