2012 NBA Mock Draft: Chad Ford Projects Terrence Jones To Philadelphia 76ers

In Chad Ford's latest 2012 NBA Mock Draft, the ESPN analyst projects that the Philadelphia 76ers will select Terrence Jones of Kentucky with the 15th pick.

"The Sixers might have a tough choice here between Jones, Jared Sullinger and Arnett Moultrie. They need size, but also shooting. Jones may be the compromise," Ford wrote. "He measured out very well for a power forward at the combine, has an NBA body and proved to be a solid rebounder and shot-blocker in college. He has tremendous upside if he puts his heart into it.

"Sullinger, meanwhile, would give the Sixers the starting-caliber replacement for Elton Brand if he can stay healthy, while Moultrie is a long, bouncy, athletic big man who could stretch the floor."

Jones averaged 12.3 points and 7.2 rebounds last season for the national champion Kentucky Wildcats. He is a skilled, long, 6-foot-9 inch combo-forward whose biggest flaw might be a tendency to disappear from games for stretches at a time. Given his talent level, Jones is likely to make an immediate impact in the NBA. And he could potentially become a star if he figures out a way to harness his potential.

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