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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