Perry Jones comparison
I think Perry Jones best comparison is Lamar Odom Tall athletic guys gifted with guard like skills and the ability to change the game with their skillset but theya dont have the motor. Perry has had bigger games this year but hes still dissapearing in the games vs. Weaker competition. Perry had like 6 and 5 against paul quinn. Perry will have to keep his motor reved up if he wants to be better than Lamar Odom.
This might be sort of obscure but he reminds me a lot of Thurl Bailey...athletic, 6-11 PF who hit around 19 points and 7 boards in his prime but never exercised his full potential after being the #7 overall pick. Good scorer but never really rebounded his size. Jones could definitely be better but that's what I personally see him as currently.
I see a lot of Glen Robinson in his game, a big time scorer with good range and a polished skillset, yet not really committed to being a banger and shot blocker. Perry is obviously a taller/long player and not as aggressive on the offensive end, but I see a lot of similarities in their games.
He reminds me more of Anthony Randolph, but I'll go with the ultimate example of a guy that has infinite talent, but didn't have the motor to succed: Tim Thomas. That guy could have been an absolute monster in the NBA, but didn't care enough to fully use his gifts. I hope Jones III doesn't turn out that way, but it's a possibility.
I can't think of a good comparison for him at all really.
Also, do yall really think he doesn't have a motor? Have yall watched him play this year? He competes and doesn't float on the perimeter like Tim Thomas or Anthony Randolph. Those comparisons have never been good ones to me
yes i agree..when he gets the ball in the post he always bangs hard, he drives to the basket pretty agressive too..for me he looks like too unselfish..he faces up and if the defender stands right in front of him he passes the ball and looks for better position..
like you can say it was terrible game to have 6points after dominating BYU, but he was 3of3 from the floor..he should be asked to shoot double figures no matter what
Perry Jones doesn't have a "Bad motor"
The games you mentioned (6 Points against Paul Quinn was a 41 Point Blowout where he really didn't need to do anything, He scored 12 against northwestern in a 28 Point Blowout and 8 against Bethune Cookman in a 27 Point blowout) were all blowouts where he didn't need to score because his teammates (Quincy Acy,Anthony Jones, Quincy Miller, Pierre Jackson all had the oppurtunity to score he also played less than 30 minutes in all those games. In his debut game he scored 27 Points on 10 for 14 shooting and when Baylor Needed him against BYU he scored 28 Hitting Clutch shot and leading baylor to a win (scoring 6 straught points in the second half to take the lead). He has played terrific this season (Don't forget he has shot 69% from the field this year). and has shown great motor. As for a comparison it is really hard to compare him to anybody right now. He is not Anthony Randolph, He is much more athletic than lamar odom and a better scorer but cannot rebound the same way lamar does. He has the exact same body as Kevin Durant (6'11 235) has similar abilities but does not have his Range. Perry Has though shown improvement in his 3 point Shot and jumpshot this season. I think he is a very unique prospect that can only get better as time comes.
Perry Jones' game is nothing like Anthony Randolph. But what I do like about the comparison, is that they have the same brand of athleticism...Wiry strength, and a guard-like quickness.
Obvuoysly this guy has motor issues or he wouldnt he turning it on and off depending on the game great players want to destroy every team and dominate every opponnent have you ever seen kobe drop 8 points against the kings and just say its just the kings or any week team. Having a motor against weak teams like Paul Quinn as well as the big game would show thats hes really dedicated to basketball and being great.
I went to the BYU/Baylor game and I don't agree at all with Anthony Randolph he is probably bigger than him now, and his frame is bigger than I thought it would be I would guess his NBA weight will be around 245-250lbs. As for a comparison I like the T-Mac comparison he is a natural scorer and likes to handle the ball he scores from everywhere, he's not a good rebounder or shotblocker he really didn't even look like he tried at either one. After watching him live I believe he will play the 3 in the NBA he really doesn't have a 4 skillset, his skills are shooting, passing and handling the ball.
yes we can't say he has Durant Randolph body..Durant measured 6'10 216 Randolph only 6'10 197..
Perry is listed 6'11 235 since last season he is closing to 7feet and is around 240 245..he has great size for that versitile PF..
but on the other hand it makes me even more sad knowing he avg aroung 7 rebounds last year and hasn't improved yet
remind me bigger Nicolas Batum, guy who is special athlete, has very good principles for being a team player and playing both ends of the floor, has talent to do a lot of things on the basketball court but probably will be most comfortable as third option as doesn't have the mentality to be carry a team all the way...
although he's naturally SF imo, i will say and add that unlike Batum will have the ability to play also at the 4 position thanks to his size and length.
maybe combination of Nicolas Batum and Clifford Robinson
Why does it matter how many points he scored in a 40 point win, in which he played 23 mins and was 100% from the floor? Maybe, just maybe, this game was about tuning up the rest of the players on Baylor for the conference slate and possibly beyond. I could be wrong though, just didn't think a guarantee game against Paul Quinn (a school I've never heard of, by the way for what that's worth) would be the downfall of Perry Jones.
actually the bigger question on Baylor team should be : what happened Quincy Miller???
My big concern with Jones is that he's going to end up a tweener, but his athletecism should prevent that. I'm a fan of his as the #3 pick. If he's aggressive enough a bigger TMac seems right. If not, well, he won't ever be just Tim Thomas, but Odom seems possible if he doesn't utilize hit athleticism. He's going to be a guy that demands patience either way.
to me he got amare stoudamire in highschool type-of-skills. capable of rebounding better but prolly never will average over 19. same type of undeveloped jumpshot as amare had when in H.S., and same handling skills.