So people compare college players to NBA players and I was looking at the Perry Jones comparison.
The majority of comparison's I've heard about Perry Jones was to Tracy Mcgrady.
BUT there was another player already compared to T-Mac - Kevin Durant, he has already scratched the surface potential that T-Mac's highest had reached.
I feel that Perry Jones IS a special talent BUT the problem that could easily bring him down is - Hype.
He reminds me of someone else. exact same physique, skills and talent, Donte Green.
If he doesn't live up to his potential, lives and plays for the hype buzzing around him, he could easily turn out to be Donte Green. He was a top 5 pick before his season at Syracuse, and ended up further down the draft boards.
I hope that Perry Jones works hard, because only he can determine his future in the NBA.
Perry Jones = Andray Blatche
Perry Jones = Right handed Anthony Randolph ... World of potentional.... 6'11 .. plays like a guard ... versatile .........
Is it ok if I say he reminds me of a young Kevin Garnett?
He reminds me of a Granger/Durant right now...but I also see some Garnet in there...I really hope he becomes a great player...
i wish he had the fire and hustle of KG
Perry is a great athlete and has the skills to be a KG type Sf/Pf coming into the League...he just has to find that heart and passion for the game KG had and has
Reminds me of Rashard Lewis.
More refined Donte Greene.
He reminds me of Perry Jones
perry jones has the most potential in the draft... its a fact... if he works hard, WATCHOUT!!
All of them comparisons were pretty good, i liked the Rashard Lewis one cuz at first I thought he was way off then I remembered how athletic Lewis use to be. The right handed Anthony Randolph was the most accurate but Jones is better at taking people off the dribble and pulling up then Randolph was. Jones is also a better passer then most people realize making the Blatche comparison one of the more accurate one. Jones is bigger then Donte Greene and plays more defense and can pass better. I wish he had Greene scoring instincts tho.
It's gonna be really interesting to how he develops at Baylor. I don't think that was the best spot for him but he committed there since he was a freshman in H.S. so.
Alot of these comparissons are pretty good, but from first hand experience- ive played against perry jones- the best comparrission i see is really to anthony randolph. very similar in length/ ability but with a better jump shot- maybe in underrated aspect of perry's game. His midrange game is really strong (that includes his jumpshot and a floater which because hes so long he can take from about the free thow line lol). But overall a a very similar player to anthony randolph in my opinion
also for those who havent looked into it too much.... watch out for Terrence jones. Im so serious this guy really looks to be an nba STAR. ive been through and through the aau circuit and T jones is really the best player i have ever played against in my life. and ive played against danny granger.. maybe not giving full effort but really terrence jones is incredibly skilled and gifted. Look for him to follow in the footsteps of the former callipari players derrick rose tyreke evans and john wall. i see him turning out to be huge in the years to come
I Think He Will Be a Rudy Gay Type Player 20-6-5?
He Could Also Be The Tracy McGrady (Prime) That Everyone Wants Him to Be, But He Is NOWHERE NEAR That Right Now. He Did Excellent in the Adidas Nations Camp Which Is good. But Let Us Wait For The College Season To Start To Get More Accurate COmparisons
Jones will get more rebounds, blocks, and assists then Gay and Greene. The only thing he needs to work on is being selfish. And Terrence Jones is a sleeper to go top 5 next year. He got everything you want in a wing.
Jones has better size than T-Mac so if he could be a taller version of T-Mac maybe like Kevin Durant then he could be a beast of a prospect. I can see the Rashard Lewis similarities and Rashard was once used as a downside version of Kevin Durant. Also Durant was compared to KG during his NCAA days but I don't think that either Jones or Durant has the defensive ability that KG has, if they did then that would be scary.
He reminds me of Andray Blatche at the same stage. That's a great comparison. I think he has the potential to be a Rudy Gay type though, with 2 more inches of height
that sucks because I'm not at all high on Blatche...
He has Blatche's skill set with his passing, rebounding, and active defensive hands, but He's way more athletic then Blatche and much more explosive. Plus Jones has a pull up jumper in his arsenal something Blatche still can't do. Blatche and Greg Monroe remind me of each other a lot. I'm hoping Baylor's coaching staff turns Jones into an Ekpe Udoh type defensive mind and his offense will come with practice. It's gonna be interesting that they have him playing PF if they're gonna let him play further out then the high post. But from what Jones said Baylor will use a lot of high post for Jones and run plays thru him.
I also wouldn't be surprised if Jones stayed another year he's not a guaranteed one and done guy. He seems to have a lot of loyalty towards the faculty at Baylor and might stay in school.
He's really not much more athletic or explosive than Blatche is. If at all.
I haven't though of that, but Blatche is a great comparison.
Probably the best one I've heard.
Blatche comparison is not a good comparision. Perry is more athletic, better ball handler, and more potential. Perry Jones is amazing, he can be as good as he wants to be. Now the question is how good does he want to be? Perry has combinations of Scottie Pippen(young Scottie), Tracy Mcgrady, Kevin Durant, Robert Horry (Rookie Year) Jonathan Bender( Before Injury). His game is more comparable to these guys than Blatche.
remember a few years ago people were comparing Branden Wright to Garnett ?
Some said he would go 3rd in the draft behind Oden & Durant..
those YouTube highlights have fooled lot of people ask Joe Dumars...lol
"Perry Jones is amazing, he can be as good as he wants to be. Now the question is how good does he want to be?"
You can say the same thing about Blatche.
Blatche is a PF/C, Perry Jones is a SF....bad comparison
Rashard Lewis is a spot up shooter with zero handles and zero ability to create for himself, unlike Jones... another bad comparison
The T-Mac comparison is legit. A tall, lengthy athletic wing who can dribble and create....what some people fail to understand about comparisons are that when a player is compared to another the main things to take into account are size, athleticism, and skill set. Just b/c he is being compared to McGrady doesn't mean he is or will be as good as McGrady was. The comparison is based on size, athleticism and skill set. They both are roughly the same height (Perry may be an inch or two taller), they both have big wingspans, they are both slender and athletic, both create off the dribble or can pull up and shoot. I'm speaking T-Mac of ten years ago, obviously not the current T-Mac. So, based off of those similar traits, McGrady is a legit comparison.
I also don't mind the Donte Green comparison
Blatche came into the NBA as a combo forward. They have similar height, similar length. Jones could become a PF/C.
Andray Blatche has NEVER played C in his entire career. He is a combo forward, just like Jones is. I legitimately don't think Jones is more than very slightly more athletic than Blatche is. Y'all are either overrating his athleticism, or underrating Blatche's.
How can you say Andray Blatche is a bad comparison and then compare him to Donte Greene? Donte Greene is, and has always been more of a jump shooter, in terms of actually attempting jump shots and being a much better pure shooter, than Jones has. Greene also is more aggressive offensively and more of a chucker from the perimeter. Jones is much more likely to pass the ball than Greene has ever been.
Also, Robert Horry? KEVIN DURANT? Both of them are also much better jump shooters, and just like you said "Blatche is a PF/C,"..........What the hell is Robert Horry then? Also, other than being 6'11, Jones doesn't have much that's similar to Durant.
He does have similarities to a young Tracy McGrady (except less aggressive) and Jonathan Bender though.
Perry Jones=(bigger)Jonathan Bender
I think the best comparison is Anthony Randolph but just like Randolph Jones is not a small forward. He is a Power Forward. I know everyone has Kevin Durant syndrome but these 6'10 athlethic guys are better suited for Power Foward unless they have the range of Durant and most don't.
I was about to post that Perry Jones was nothing like Perry Jones, but then I realized you were talking about Perry Jones..
I like Rudy Gay as a comparison.....but I think he has the potential to be Super Dr. J 2010....
Game one stats
11pts (4-11) 0-1 from three 3-6 from the line 8reb 4ast 2blks 7turnovers. Not a horrible first game, the turnovers and bad shooting need to improve but he was probably nervous. He is no beasly or griffen that's for sure
Yeah I saw his statline earlier, did anyone watch this game? Can anyone say how he looked?
I didn't see a lot of the game, but he wasn't really being aggressive on offense. I barely saw the game, and I only saw him take one jumpshot, a 3-pointer, and it rattled in-&-out.
I watched some of the game. He looked like he did in hs and how most scouting reports say. Versitile. Raw needs work on shooting,handles,decision making. Looks alot like Anthony Randolph with a weaker handle,jump shot. Potential to be good though expected a tad more against a lower level team and without dunn playing
reminds me of Jonathan Bender
Yea bender is a good one. Worst jumper though
IMO, the Andray Blatche comparison is a prety good one. They're the same height, can dribble very well for there size, are good passers, and have good jumpshots considering their size. But, Jones is quicker and more athletic than Blatche. He also isn't as assertive as Blatche. He also isn't as skilled in the post as Blatche, which makes a Blatche a "purer" power forward than Jones is.
The T-Mac, Rudy Gay comparisons are my favorite though.
when it comes to potential the ebst that i could think of is a hakeem in terms of his jump and his athleticisim his body is more of a bulkier version of kevin durant while he has a good mid range and 3pt shot he's not quite there yet with the kd comparisson probably next year will be his year to be a kevin durant in terms of his outside and mid range jumpers he could also be a scotty pippen depending on the system that he'll be in when he comes to an nba team(hopefully with a clippers team could you imagine him as a 3 with a blake griffin as a teammate)but hopes aside he is as of now a much more athletic version of scotty pippen
A few are alright. I can see the Randolph type comparisons. I think Perry is a bit more perimeter orientated although. But Tracy McGrady? Come on people. He is a 2/3. Have any of you watched him in his prime. He was pretty much a 6'8 Kobe Bryant. Had PG handles and passing. He brought the ball up the court the majority of the time. Had a beautiful jump shot. This guy got like 32 7.5 and 6 in his prime. Just because T-Mac can rebound and block like a SF/PF does not mean Perry Jones can pass, dribble, and shoot like a 2 guard. I love Perry, one of my favorite prospects, but T-Mac he is NOT.