Perry Jones honest with himself in return

Updated: May 27, 2011, 7:51 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Perry Jones III would've been a top-five pick in next month's NBA draft.

Instead, the Baylor freshman out of Duncanville, Texas, did something refreshing: He was honest with himself.

"I'm not ready to be on my own,'' said the 6-foot-11 Jones, who averaged 13.9 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Bears this past season. "I'm not ready to move onto that next level yet and to have that lifestyle. I'm 19. I know I could be a top-five pick. I know I could make a lot of money. If I'm not ready ...

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