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Report: Baylor’s Perry Jones III signs agent, chooses Bill Duffy of BDA Sports

May 12, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT

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Former Baylor forward Perry Jones III has signed with Bill Duffy of BDA Sports Management, Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting.

Jones III entered the NBA draft after his sophomore season at Baylor, where he averaged 14 points and 7.7 rebounds per game for the Bears.

He came under heavy criticism toward the middle and end of this past season, as critics isolated sub-par performances against Missouri, Kansas, and Texas and began to ask how well his skills would translate to the NBA level.

He is projected to be a Top 10 pick in June’s draft, and at 6-10, 225 pounds, scouts see a great deal of potential in the athletic forward.

With the impending NBA lockout last season, Jones III chose to return to school for his sophomore year despite being a projected Top 5 pick, though in hindsight the move may have slightly shifted his draft position downward.

He was the subject of a revealing feature piece in March that detailed his difficult upbringing and the obstacles he has overcome on his path to the NBA, including the fact that his family was nearly homeless for a time, moving from hotel to hotel during his final high school season.

The sizeable NBA contract that he is due should certainly help his financial situation.

Among Duffy’s NBA clients are Steve Nash, Rajon Rondo, Mike Conley Jr., and Tayshaun Prince.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. duanethomas - May 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Will be nothing special as a NBA player.

  2. imforbigblue - May 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    He’s soft

  3. philiplewis1 - May 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    As a die hard Baylor fan, I would love to see PJ3 do well in the NBA but I don’t see it. The aggressivenss needed in the NBA is just not there. It’s not a matter of being soft, it’s a lack of aggression. With Corey Jefferson pushed to the bench and Isaiah Austin coming in, losing Jones is not a big issue. However, it sure would have been nice to keep Quincy Miller around for another year. The Bears and Scott Drew will recover though.

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