RKG's 12 Prospects of Christmas: Sr. SG Brevin Jones (Denver)
- By Michael Miller, Day 1, 2024
It's the holiday season, and with about 12 days until the JBL Draft, RKG is going to review one off the radar prospect which you may or may not want to pay attention to during the draft.
Day One: Sr. PG Wendell Burton (Arizona)
Mr. Jones is proof for CJBL prospects that, if you are graded high, you need to make your move and go to the JBL. In the earliest 2022 draft eligibility rankings, Brevin was graded as a low-first rounder with upside. At 6'6" with a 6'11" wingspan, he has the type of measurables which most JBL scouts drool over for a shooting guard. He put together a fantastic sophomore campaign, scoring 18.8 points per game (including 41% from beyond the arc) and 1.75 steals per game.
It was stunning, then, that Jones decided to withdraw from the draft and instead try his hand at the transfer market. Instead of taking an opportunity to transfer to a bigger program, however, Jones decided to stay at Denver, which proved to be disastrous to his draft ranking. His points per game fell to 15.3 ppg, although his steals improved to 2.13. Jones did declare for the 2023 draft, but received little to no interest and went undrafted.
As such, he returned to Denver for his senior year, where it became clear his heart was not in it. Jones scored only 8.2 ppg and 1.27 spg as Denver faltered down the stretch. Jones is now not listed anywhere in any of the Top 100 rankings. There are questions about his athleticism, but it is hard to coach wingspan. Perhaps if a team take a gamble on him, perhaps assigning him to the J-League for development, maybe he can recapture some of the promise which he exhibited in his sophomore season.