NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 28: Perry Jones III (R) of the Baylor Bears greets NBA Commissioner David Stern (L) after he was selected number twenty-eight overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft at Prudential Center on June 28, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NBA Draft 2012: Perry Jones III Selected By Oklahoma City Thunder

The Bears sent three players to the NBA Draft, but given their elite pedigree out of high school, draft night still has to be bittersweet for Perry Jones and Quincy Miller.

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NBA Mock Draft 2012: Perry Jones III At No. 7, Quincy Miller At No. 20

Scott Drew's Baylor basketball program has become an absolute force on the recruiting trail over the last few years, and the fruits of that are now being shown in the 2012 NBA Draft.

In Chad Ford's latest mock draft from ESPN Insider, sophomore PF Perry Jones III and freshman SF Quincy Miller are both tabbed as first-round picks, with Jones going to the Golden State Warriors at No. 7 and Miller headed to the Denver Nuggets at No. 20:

Jones has the talent to be a top 3 pick and many scouts believe his best pro position will be at the 3, which is a need for Golden State. If he lives up to his potential, this is a home run of a pick. But the Warriors have had their share of athletic, underperforming tweeners (Anthony Randolph, Brandan Wright) in the past.

The Nuggets don't have any real glaring needs right now, which gives them the luxury of taking the best player left on the board. Had Miller stayed in school another year, he would've likely been a top 10 pick in 2013. He's great value here.

As Ford points out, Miller has an intriguing combination of length, athleticism and skill, which was somewhat hidden behind Jones last season. If he proves he has recovered from ACL surgery he had in his senior year of high school, he could be shooting up draft boards over the next two months.

For all the latest news and notes on Baylor's prospects in the 2012 NBA Draft, stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas storystream as well as Our Daily Bears.

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