2011 NBA Mock Draft: Terrence Jones Could Take over the Milwaukee Bucks
In the 2011 NBA Draft, many players have used the 2011 NCAA Tournament to help improve their draft status. Some players will ride a trip to the Final Four right into the draft, and Terrence Jones of Kentucky is one of those players.
By helping the Wildcats make an improbable run to the Final Four, Jones has seen his draft stock soar even higher. He was projected as a borderline lottery pick throughout the season, but now he has all but assured himself of becoming a top 10 pick, if not top five, depending on which players declare themselves eligible.
Of course, Jones himself has to also declare, but that should be just a matter of time. After all, isn't that what most players who play for John Calipari do these days?
When they talk about 'one-and-done' players, they mean the Wildcats.
Chad Ford of ESPN points out that " Jones is one of the most versatile players in college basketball. He can play multiple positions. He can score inside and outside and is a good ball handler, rebounder and passer. Combine that with Jones' 7-2 wingspan and terrific athleticism and you have a terrific NBA prospect."
But is not all roses for Jones, as he has a tendency to struggle at times as well. Ford also makes note that "Jones is streaky. He has struggled with his shot in the second half of the season and has stumbled in some critical games for Kentucky. At times, he doesn't display the greatest body language or motor."
But he is just a freshman in college. His maturity will improve, and it is not as if we are talking about someone as immature as Demarcus Cousins. That former Wildcat may never grow up, but Jones has much more potential.
Prior to the 2011 NCAA Tournament, Ford said that "When Jones gets things rolling, he's one of the most dangerous players in the country. Early in the season, there was talk about him as a potential No. 1 pick. The past month, he has struggled to stay in the top 10. If he can help take Kentucky deep, he'll be a very high lottery pick this summer."
Well, I would certainly say that he has done his part in taking Kentucky deep, so he could now be a definite high lottery pick. He would be a perfect fir with the Milwaukee Bucks, who could use some help at the forward position. They already have a very strong backcourt, especially when Michael Redd returns and joins Brandon Jennings.
Jones could get the Bucks back into the playoffs next season.
For more on the draft and some possible first round selections, make sure to check out Bleacher Report Cavaliers Featured Columnist Jesse Dorsey, who previews the NBA Draft 2011: Has Jimmer Fredette Worked His Way Into the Top 10?
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