With the 2012 NBA Draft starting on Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers have a lot of post options to choose from with the 15th overall selection. In his latest mock draft, SI.com's Sam Amick has the 76ers taking Kentucky power forward at No. 15.
Here is Amick's explanation on why he thinks Jones will be heading to Philadelphia:
The Sixers don't have any big men locked up beyond next season except reserve rookie center Nikola Vucevic. Jones could evolve into a long-term frontcourt solution who could play power forward and possibly some small forward (opinions vary there). Jones is a good passer, defender and rebounder who averaged 12.3 points (on 50 percent shooting from the field and 32.7 percent on three-pointers), 7.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals last season for the national champion Wildcats.
Jones has the size that the 76ers are looking for in this year's draft, and has the ability to stretch out opposing defenses with his shooting range and skill set.