He's got sole: Jones checks in at 6' 3.25"
More tiny morsels of Dominique Jones news from the NBA draft combine in Chicago, where the league is nice enough to take precise measurements of all participants, in many cases with shoes as well. Jones, for instance, was measured at 6 feet, 3.25 inches without shoes, impressively close to his USF-listed height of 6-foot-4. He's listed as being 6-5 in shoes.
If nothing else, this allows me the opportunity to offer up the kind of unique analysis you come to this blog for: Breaking down which draft hopefuls have the thickest shoes.
Jones' shoes, you see, are tied for the third-thickest out of 52 players who gave both measurements. Only Kansas' Cole Aldrich (2.25 inches!) and Texas' Dexter Pittman (2 inches) get more from their footwear. (In fairness, Notre Dame's Luke Harangody and Mississippi State's Jarvis Varnado matched Jones' 1.75-inch mark.)
Only slightly more seriously, we pass along the news that ESPN analyst Doug Gottlieb now has Jones ranked as the No. 27 prospect in the draft.
"Has a Dwyane Wade-type of game and position," Gottlieb astutely writes. "Not a point, not a 2, just a scoring guard that shoots it at an average level, but is unreal at getting into the paint. Jones is a good pickup for a playoff team needing offense off the bench, but he needs to shoot it better from 3. Though he has no position, he can guard a point or an averaged-sized 2 right now, which will help him get onto the court this year."