With the No. 28 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder selected Perry Jones III from Baylor, who had a stunning fall from lottery status.
Jones didn't have a great career at Baylor, despite the team's success; the common perception is that Perry's uncommon gifts were largely wasted. Luckily, that has never happened in the NBA. It's hard to pin a prospect's NBA potential on how good of a situation he lands in, but that seems all too true here: He needs to have the right coach and system to make his talent really sing. Even at the low end of his potential, he should be a useful NBA player, though. Anthony Randolph is still around, right?
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