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NBA Mock Draft 2012: Perry Jones III Goes No. 14 To Houston Rockets

In the latest mock draft from SB Nation, Tom Ziller breaks down the glass half-full perspective on some of the top prospects available in the 2012 NBA Draft.

One such player with "tremendous upside potential" is Baylor sophomore Perry Jones III, who Ziller has going No. 14 to the Houston Rockets:

14. ROCKETS: Perry Jones III, Baylor

Not only will Jones The Third be an asset defensively for Houston, but he'll also help NASA reach potential sentients in outer galaxies.

In terms of pure physical talent, Jones is as impressive a prospect as Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond, both of whom are in the top 5 of Ziller's mock.

The difference is Jones came back to school as a sophomore without addressing any of the concerns that popped up after his inconsistent freshman year. At 6'11 230, he has the athleticism to defend all three front-court positions in the NBA and score from either the perimeter or the low post, but he struggled to be consistent on a Baylor team with shoddy guard play.

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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