April 1, 2010
WACO, Texas - Baylor men's basketball signee Perry Jones has been selected to the 2010 Parade All-America High School Boys Basketball third team. The magazine's 54th annual edition of its national all-star team will be published Sunday.
The Parade All-American selection is Jones' third major national honor after having been named a McDonald's All-American and a Jordan Brand All-American last month. Jones, the second player in Baylor program history to earn McDonald's All-America honors, played in the 33rd McDonald's All-American Game Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio.
Jones joins departing senior point guard Tweety Carter as the only signees in program history to be named to the Parade, McDonald's and Jordan Brand All-America teams.
The 6-foot-11 power forward earned all-district, all-region and all-state honors as a senior for Duncanville (Texas) High School after averaging 16.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.7 blocks per contest this season.
Jones is the highest ranked recruit in program history and Drew's fourth consensus top-50 recruit in seven seasons at Baylor. He is ranked No. 4 by Scout.com, No. 6 by Rivals.com and No. 9 overall in the ESPNU Top 100. Both Rivals.com and Scout.com list Jones as a five-star recruit. Jones is also rated the second-best power forward by Rivals.com, the second-best center by Scout.com and the fourth-best power forward by ESPNU. He is also rated No.7 nationally by MaxPreps.com.
As a junior last season at Duncanville, Jones, who is ranked No. 2 in the nation by Sporting News, averaged 12.0 points and 8.0 rebounds. Jones was named UIL District 7-5A Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2008-09. Duncanville was ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation last season.