2 Total Updates since February 9, 2012
12 months ago Update 0 comments
Of the three Bears headed to the 2012 NBA Draft, Baylor's Perry Jones III looks like the sole first round candidate, and a Top 15 pick at that. In Tom Ziller's latest post-Lottery mock draft at SB Nation, Jones is predicted to go eighth overall to the Toronto Raptors:
Perhaps more than any other player in the lottery range, Jones The Third desperately needs a coach who can teach him the game and work with him closely to help him achieve his potential. I believe in Dwane Casey to do that. He also happens to be a much-needed defender (assuming Casey can smooth out the rough edges on that end).
After trading Andrew Bogut to Golden State, and with Ersan Ilyasova an unrestricted free agent, Milwaukee is woefully thin in the frontcourt. While the Bucks could certainly use some more mass in the paint, they might have a tough time passing up a prospect as talented as Jones, who was projected as a top-five pick just a year ago.
Draft Express makes mention of Jones' once-lofty projections - entering last fall, he was thought to be a Top 5 pick, and some scouts still think he's got the talent of a Top 5 guard.
over 1 year ago Update 0 comments
The McDonald's All-American Game brings some of the best high school basketball players from around the country together to play against each other in front of a national audience. According to SB Nation's Sean Keeley, one of those players is a Baylor University commit from Arlington, Texas: center Isaiah Austin.
Austin will be wearing No. 8 during the game, which is slated to be played in Chicago on March 28. Austin stands at 7-foot-0 and weighs in at 210 pounds. He's rated as the No. 1 recruit in the state of Texas, the No. 1 recruit on ESPNU's top-50 Midlands recruits and he's considered to be the No. 2 high school center in the country behind Nerlens Noel. He's also ranked at No. 3 on ESPNU's top-100 high school recruits behind Noel and Shabazz Muhammad, both of whom are not committed to any college yet.