Pre-Draft Stats

PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% EFG% PER
22.0 5.5 3.4 1.6 0.2 45.3 35.1 82.6 53.3 27.3
Sales Pitch
Talented wing who lives at the free throw line and still has some offensive upside to his game.
Background
Throughout the college basketball season, NBA scouts and personnel were traveling to Arkansas games in order to get an eye on talented wing and 2020 draft prospect Isaiah Joe. It didn't take long until they realized that there was another wing that caught their attention. Insert Mason Jones, a 6'5" wing that plays with grit and lives at the free-throw line. Jones might scare some evaluators away with his lack of explosiveness, but he's crafty and should intrigue teams as a potential sleeper in the second round. Every draft class has a player that teams might question when it comes to their upside. But at the end of the day, Mason Jones was a bucket getter for the Razorbacks last year. Jones would average 22.0 points per game, and has intriguing offensive versatility.
Pro Comparison
Tobias Harris vibes but smaller
Positives

OFFENSIVE VERSATILITY

  • At his best when he's in a one-on-one situation. Great job of getting downhill and attacking the rim. Doesn't shy away from contact, welcomes it, and loves to get to the free-throw line. Has the potential to be a multi-level scorer if his outside shot can fall on a more consistent basis.

FEEL FOR THE GAME

  • Does a great job of understanding angles. Knows his limitations, but counters with footwork and hesitation. Has a number of counters in his arsenal to create his own shot. His FT rate is absurd, literally built Real Estate at the line this year. Career 82% from the line. 

SHOOTING UPSIDE

  • There are some intriguing tools to develop his shot. Needs some fine-tuning, but there's definitely something there. Prefers shooting off the dribble, especially if teams go under him in P&R situations. 
Negatives

ATHLETICISM

  • Not an explosive athlete vertically. Wants to beat you on the offensive side with footwork and strength. Prone to blocked shots because of his lack of verticality.

MID-RANGE ABILITY

  • Has shown some flashes as a pull-up shooter, but needs to develop some consistency. Developing a floater could be a big installment for his game. 

DEFENSIVE CONSISTENCY

  • Could be nicknamed "The Gambler" on defense, and not for good reasons. Over commits on defense and needs some serious fundamental work when it comes to his closeouts. 
Overall
In every single draft class, there's going to be a number of prospects that have you debating "production or upside." One of the most productive wings in college basketball last year was Mason Jones of Arkansas, as the junior guard went on to average 22.0 points per game for the Razorbacks. Still, there's going to be some hesitation about whether or not Jones has enough athleticism to handle the NBA level. Jones is a gritty player who doesn't shy away from contact and has an outstanding ability to get to the line at a high volume. While some prospects might offer more upside in the second round, Jones could intrigue teams looking for a potential sleeper wing with offensive firepower.
Birthplace

Desoto, TX
United States

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