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Perry Jones will likely be available when the Pistons draft at No. 9, and I will grant you that he is a tempting talent.
He can score in a number of different ways, he is incredibly athletic, and he has good size.
But think about this. Why didn't he dominate in college?
Despite being a highly sought-after player and playing for a middle-of-the-road team like Baylor, he never really distinguished himself.
Sure, he showed flashes of brilliance, but he lacked consistency despite the fact that he was usually the most physically gifted player on the court.
He had just 12 double-doubles in 63 career games despite these physical gifts.
He never averaged a full block per game despite having a 7'2" wingspan.
And most frustrating, he took a major step back last year despite his team gaining more talent.
The inconsistency of his game was ridiculous.
Take a stretch of games last year in February.
This is his points scored from 2/4 through 2/27: 16, 5, 4, 18, 4, 10, 8, 15.
Add to that the fact that he generally shrunk against good competition, and you should get a even scarier picture of Jones.
Against Kansas' Thomas Robinson, Jones scored only five points on 1-8 shooting and only three rebounds during a meeting in February.
Against Missouri, he had a combined 12 points and 11 rebounds in his first two meetings with them.
And in the NCAA tournament, he averaged a pitiful 10 points per game.
The biggest knock against Jones is that he tends to play smaller than his size, his toughness is questionable, and he tends to vanish for long stretches of games.
Not someone I want on my team.