Comfortable putting the ball on the deck with either hand
Effectively uses pump fakes to create space or get defenders in the air
Length helps him be an effective shot blocker
Consistency with his jump shot
Too selfish at times
Will need to learn how to bang with NBA power forwards without getting into foul trouble
Could polish up his post moves on the block
Summary: Jones looks like a top-10 pick due to his versatility on the floor. He has already made a huge impact at Kentucky and looks like a player who is ready to contribute at the next level. If he can maintain the high level of play throughout the season, I cannot see him dropping out of the top 10 with the possibility of being one of the first five players taken in the NBA Draft.
Player Comparison: Josh Smith. Besides the left-handed parallel, Smith was an incredible all-around talent with an NBA-ready build when he entered the league. Jones is an inside/outside threat who can put the ball on the deck just like Smith, and affects the game in so many different ways. Both players also seem to have a little attitude to their game.
Rockies and Diamondbacks fail yesterday, at least the Astros and Nats came through. For today: Closing two pars with Red Sox-178 in one and Nats -+169 in the other. In another ongoing par going in the second tier spot of a four team par will be the Astros -205. Start up par with the Dodgers -163, (Kershaw), two open. Still thinking about the Yankees in a start up. GLTA today.
@Bear Down He didn't do a horrible job even if Mitch doesn't pan out, I do believe Shaheen is going to be a monster TE for the Bears for quite a while. However Adams wouldve raised the level of the defense but Demps is a decent player and a veteran which might be just what this young secondary needs.