Perry Jones is a candidate for Big 12 Freshman of the Year and a sure-fire lottery pick should he decide to enter the draft, but his passivity has hampered his production.
“I haven’t been the type of player to just sit there and take shots when my team needed me to,” said Jones, who averaged 16.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.7 blocks as a high school senior. “I’ve always been a very passive player.”
Baylor Coach Scott Drew has been trying to change that, and there’s no doubt he’s made progress toward that end.
“Defenses have done a good job in adjusting to him and trying to limit him,” Drew said. “He’s also had an opportunity to now work on facing double-teams and different things like that, which he’s getting better at.”