Lightning struck twice and in a short amount of time for the Baylor basketball program as they landed their second 2010 commitment in the same week. 6-foot-8, 205-pound power forward Perry Jones of Dallas Woodrow Wilson High School gave his pledge to the Bears on Tuesday night.
Jones was getting interest from the likes of Texas, Florida, Memphis and LSU according to his travel team coach Lawrence Johns, who goes by the name Coach Low. But following a tournament on the Baylor campus, Jones was convinced that he knew where he wanted to play his college basketball.
"When he was down there for the tournament, he just loved the campus and the atmosphere," said Coach Low of the Dallas Seawolves. "He just felt like he knew he wanted to go to school there. His mother loved it too. It's only an hour and a half away from his home, and she was impressed with the atmosphere as well."
Regarded by many in Texas as the best freshman in the state, Jones is a unique power forward with his ability to handle the basketball.
"What makes him so great is that he handles the ball so well," said Coach Low. "He doesn't have to wait on the guards. The average big man has no chance of staying in front of him. And he shoots the ball consistently from 15-feet and in."
Jones joins point guard Jamison Sterns as 2010 Baylor commitments.