ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 25: Pierre Jackson #55, Perry Jones III #1 and Quincy Acy #4 of the Baylor Bears react in the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional Final at the Georgia Dome on March 25, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
On the same day that sources are reporting the Baylor men's basketball program may face NCAA sanctions, sophomore forward Perry Jones III declares for the NBA Draft.
After putting together a stellar sophomore season and helping the Baylor Bears men's basketball program make the Elite 8, forward Perry Jones III has decided to forgo his collegiate playing days and enter the 2012 NBA Draft. The news was reported Monday via Twitter by ESPN.com's Andy Katz, who cited Baylor head coach Scott Drew as the source.
In his sophomore season, Jones III (6-foot-11, 235 pounds) averaged 14.0 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game. In Baylor's Elite 8 loss to the eventual National Champions, the Kentucky Wildcats, Jones III tallied 17 points and collected eight rebounds.
At the end of last season, Jones III decided to return for his sophomore season after many NBA draft experts believe that he would be a lottery pick. The consensus is that Jones' stock shouldn't drop.
Meanwhile, freshman forward Quincy Miller still deciding what he wants to do.
Baylor's Scott Drew said he will meet with Quincy Miller Tuesday before a decision is reached.— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) April 9, 2012
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