I knew Skal Labissiere was going to be a bust coming into college, but I didn't think he'd be this bad. "Up and down" is extremely generous. He is going to be nothing in the NBA. I don't understand why Rico Gathers isn't higher- he is not undersized for a 4 and has tremendous strength and athleticism.
Incredible combination of length and tremendous athleticism
Explosive at the rim
Runs the floor extremely well
Smooth driving to the bucket
Ability to rebound and then lead the break
Wingspan helps his shot blocking and rebounding
Solid mid-range game
Still a work in progress with his all-around offensive game
Will need to develop a better one-on-one offensive attack
Free throw shooter
Summary: It is rare to find a player of Jones' height with the athleticism that he possesses. He does not yet have a complete basketball game but all the skills are there for him to be a dynamic NBA player which is why he should be a top-five lock this summer; possibly going first overall.
Player Comparison: Anthony Randolph. Potential, potential, potential. That is all we hear about when people discuss Jones' NBA prospects, and we keep waiting for Randolph to cash in on his potential as well. Both players are tall, lengthy, thin and athletically gifted, but still raw in their all-around game and not at all physical. Randolph has not reached that potential yet but if Jones does, he can be a very special player.