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Reports: Perry Jones suspended tonight

Posted on: March 9, 2011 3:15 pm
Edited on: March 9, 2011 8:47 pm
 

Posted by Jeff Borzello

Heading into a must-win Big 12 tournament game against Oklahoma on Wednesday, Baylor needed all available resources.

According to reports, though, the Bears will be without starting forward Perry Jones.

A source told Jason King of Yahoo! Sports that Jones was suspended by the NCAA for the rest of the season for allegedly accepting impermissible benefits. 

Baylor is reportedly looking at appealing the decision.

Adam Winkler of KEYE TV in Austin first tweeted that Jones was suspended for tonight’s game, while 610 Sports in Kansas City cited TV reports saying that Jones might be done at the school for accepting benefits.

Jones, a 6-foot-11 freshman, is averaging 13.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game this season. He is projected as a top-five draft pick by some mock drafts.

Baylor, which is on the wrong side of the bubble right now, likely has to make a run to the conference title game in order to get an at-large bid. In Jones’ absence, Fred Ellis and J’mison Morgan will get more minutes in the frontcourt. 

The school has yet to release a statement regarding Jones' status.

Photo: AP

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Since: Sep 14, 2008
Posted on: March 9, 2011 9:04 pm
 

Reports: Perry Jones suspended tonight

So this guy gets suspended for a small (less than $1,000) loan from a family friend and he gets sat out for the rest of the year while cam newton got to play out his season and the OSU boys got to play in their bowl game. Sounds like the NCAA picking favorites with the big name schools.



Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Reports: Perry Jones suspended tonight

BDAIL, I imagine he'll take advantage of the scouts salivating over his potential. He's a teenager and still has this big body. He could be a bust, but that body and his potential is undeniable. Problem is, he's got a freshman's brain.



Since: May 19, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Reports: Perry Jones suspended tonight

Having said that, I just read "a possible top five pick" in some NBA mock drafts.....from what I saw this year (granted the potential might be there), I have no idea how.



Since: May 19, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Reports: Perry Jones suspended tonight

I don't think he was one and done.  He didn't show near enough this year to justify being a draft pick.  Too inconsistent....too soft under the basket...not nearly enough break-out games.  He might still get drafted, but he's not ready for the NBA.




Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Reports: Perry Jones suspended tonight

If he did what the report says, the guy's too much of a moron to be in the NBA, and that saying something.



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: March 9, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Reports: Perry Jones suspended tonight

Thank goodness it is only under the table money.  This fine upstanding Baptist school (that's an oxymoron) has LaceDarius Dunn fathering a child out of wedlock and recently had both the lying coach Bliss and one player murdering another player on the same team.  It looks like the criminal/moral pendulum is swinging in a postive direction.  A few years ago you couldn't dance on the Baylor campus so this stuff must be driving someone crazy!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Reports: Perry Jones suspended tonight

Well...I'm sure he was a one and done anyway. I doubt he's going to lose sleep over it.



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2011 4:08 pm
 

Reports: Perry Jones suspended tonight

Naah, the source of the gifts isn't the university but more than likely a former associate.  The spectre of street agents continues to rise everywhere.



Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: March 9, 2011 3:55 pm
 

Reports: Perry Jones suspended tonight

IF the report is right I only have one thing to say.  Will these kids ever learn?  Not that I'm siding with the NCAA because this kid should be in the NBA right now or in the first of three required seasons at Baylor not on his way out after one year.



Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Reports: Perry Jones suspended tonight

Have to wonder how Drew is enjoying the recruiting success he has had at Baylor.  Sure isn't that Baylor has been a basketball elite program, or that Drew has been an elite coach.  Smoke may be turning into fire in Waco, and it isn't the Branch Davidians.


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