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45 - Jarrod Jones

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  • Birthday: 5/27/90
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 231
  • Hometown: Michigan City, IN
  • High School: Michigan City
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Overall

89

NBA Comparison: Kurt Thomas

Strengths:
Late blooming PF out of Indiana who the major conference schools missed on ... Put up outstanding numbers as a freshman and has the look of a player who hasn't yet come close to maximizing his abilities ... Should become a dominant player in the MAC as early as this season (2009-2010) ... Shows a solid ability to use pump fakes and even put the ball on the deck to create scoring opportunities ... At 230, he's got a solid body considering he's just a sophomore and should be able to naturally add the necessary 20-25 lbs of muscle to his frame over the next 3 seasons without losing a great deal of agility ... Has good strength already and should continue to improve ... Long arms (7-2 wingspan), wide shoulders and frame give his outlook a lot of intrigue ... Baby pythons (arms) beginning to show intriguing strength ... Shows excellent footwork with the ability to get by defenders in the paint using his superb foot speed ... Has a nice assortment of drop steps and up-and-unders he utilizes in the post. His post skills show solid development and potential ... Loves to use the spin move when attacking the basket ... Does a good job of fighting for position in the paint ... Shows a nice right handed jump hook ... Agility for player his size is unusual in the MAC ... Length allows him to gather a great deal of rebounds ... Displays a good motor and a solid understanding of the game ...

Weaknesses: Mid-range jump shooting is a work in progress (needs to extend his shooting range) Really struggled shooting from the perimeter as a freshman, but showed improvement as the season went along ... At this point he is pretty ineffective shooting outside of 8 feet but shows decent fundamentals and the potential to improve ... Must continue to work on his strength ... As a freshman at times he would rush shots, so becoming more disciplined with his offensive decision making is an area to improve on ... Needs to cut down on turnovers. His hands are good, but too often he makes turnovers when facing the basket and trying to attack with the dribble (will improve with experience) ... Smaller conference makes it more of a challenge to receive deserved recognition. Post player competition level (MAC) leaves a lot to be desired ...

Notes: Jones has the potential to eventually become a first rounder ... Unfortunately he finds himself at the most talent laden position (PF) among draft prospects right now ... He would benefit by being patient and developing his game for the next 2-3 years ...

Aran Smith 10/28/09



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