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NBA draft big board: An early look

In Doug Gottlieb's mind, Perry Jones is the top prospect in college hoops right now

Originally Published: December 28, 2011
By Doug Gottlieb | ESPN Insider
Perry Jones IIIKevin Jairaj/US PresswireThings are looking up for Perry Jones III, the No. 1 prospect per Doug Gottlieb.

This early in the season, it's hard to find any kind of consensus about who the top NBA prospects are for the upcoming draft. That picture is almost always in motion as the college basketball season progresses. But when I look at the college landscape right now, I come away with 30 guys whom I see as having what it takes to be first-round picks in June's draft.

This is certainly subject to change over the course of the season, but for now, in order, here are my top 30 draft-eligible prospects:

1. Perry Jones III, Baylor Bears
Developing a killer instinct to go with very sound basketball skills.