Waco, Texas Baylor freshman standout Perry Jones is staying in school.
Long expected to be the Bears’ first one-and-done player, Jones instead Monday said he was returning to Baylor for his sophomore season, even though he will have to sit out the first five games. He likely would have been one of the top picks in the NBA Draft this summer.
“I really believe that I can grow as a player and as a person if I stay one more year at Baylor University. This is a pretty tough decision,” said Jones, joined by his parents for the announcement. “It was hard. I mean you see (NBA draft hype) and that is your dream all of your life. You see you can go number one. I mean, it is in the back of my mind, but I know that this is the right choice.”