2012 NBA Draft: Brew Hoop Draft Board - Pick #12

The refreshingly clear winner in the race for the #11 spot on the Brew Hoop draft board is Kentucky F Terrence Jones. Jones is the third Kentucky player to appear on our draft board, but playing on that loaded championship squad might have been a double-edged sword. He had the opportunity to impress scouts in high-pressure tournament games against top competition, and there's little doubt Kentucky head coach John Calipari is a premier curator of NBA talent. But lining up alongside a number of other elite prospects made it hard for Jones to stand out consistently, and at times he faced criticism for flat-out disappearing. Considering those teammates, it's probably fair to cut him some slack, but all the typical hesitations remain. Still, there's no denying his ability. Jones possesses solid bulk for an NBA forward, and although he might play as a short-ish 4, he has a good handle and brilliant athleticism. He could easily settle in as a face-up PF with some floor spacing ability and above-average perimeter defense. He's a capable rebounder, particularly on the offensive end. In general terms, Jones makes good things happen when he's around the rim, making him a very intriguing prospect for a Bucks team that could stand to balance out their let-it-fly guard combo. Want more gushing praise about Terrence Jones? Tweet Frank @brewhoop, he's totally obsessed with the guy.

1. Anthony Davis - PF, Kentucky
2. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - SF, Kentucky
3. Thomas Robinson - PF, Kansas
4. Bradley Beal - SG, Florida
5. Andre Drummond - C, Connecticut
6. Harrison Barnes - SF, North Carolina
7. Jared Sullinger - F/C, Ohio State
8. Jeremy Lamb - SG, Connecticut
9a. Meyers Leonard - C, Illinois
9b. Perry Jones III - F, Baylor
11. Terrence Jones - F, Kentucky

This will be the last pick on the 2012 Brew Hoop Draft Board! On draft night, I expect all of you to have a printed-out copy on your laps, crossing off each prospect as he is picked, and then throw your unconditional support behind the highest remaining player when the Bucks selection rolls around. No second-guessing! The infallible crowd has spoken!

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