First-round potential? Basketball analyst says Tennessee PG Jordan Bone has Round 1 talent
Jordan Bone wasn’t the most-sought after recruit coming out of high school, and he’s still not regarded as one of the best point guards in the country (though SEC fans know what he’s all about).
Still, the Tennessee star is playing his best basketball, so it’ll be interesting to see how that translates to the 2019 NBA Draft.
On Monday, analyst Jerry Meyer said he thinks Bone deserves to be a first-round pick in June’s draft (via 247Sports):
“I think Jordan is a first-round pick,” Meyer said on the 247Sports College Basketball Show podcast. “In my opinion I think he’s that talented. I think he’s a guy that you can throw out there, and no one’s going to stop (current NBA All-Star point guard) Russell Westbrook let’s say, but (Bone) has the athleticism, the size, the physicality to hang with a guy like (Westbrook).”
Bone is averaging 13.6 points and 6.1 assists per game this year, running the dangerous Tennessee offense.
Reputations are made in March, though, so if Bone continues to play well in the postseason, he could see his draft stock skyrocket.