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ESPN mock has Jones on cusp of first round's Chad Ford has tweaked his first NBA mock draft, and former USF guard Dominique Jones is now among the "next five in" after his projected first round, an encouraging step as Jones continues to work out for NBA teams in preparation for next month's draft.

Remember, late in the season, Ford had Jones rated as the No. 77 prospect in the draft, so it's a huge step forward for him to be projected among the top 35 players. Only three Big East players are projected in his current first round, so Jones would be one of the top five draft picks from the conference, ahead of players like Cincinnati's Lance Stephenson.

-- contributor Jonathan Givony, who writes for, includes Jones among his "no-brainers" who made the right decision to enter the draft as an underclassmen.

[Last modified: Friday, July 16, 2010 11:24am]


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