With Taurean Prince selected as the 12th pick by the Atlanta Hawks last week, Baylor men’s basketball has had six players selected in the NBA Draft since 2012. Let’s take a look at what these former Bears are doing these days.
Acy was selected as the 37th pick in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors. Since then, he has played for the Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, and has had two stints with the Sacramento Kings. Last season for the Kings, Acy started 29 games, the most of his career, and averaged 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds.
Also, check out future Baylor Bear star Austin Acy. He’s four years old and already dunking on his door goal.
Perry Jones III
Jones was selected as the 28th pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he played for three seasons. He was traded to the Boston Celtics but was waived during the preseason. He went on to play for the Iowa Energy in the NBA Developmental League but was waived in March 2016.
Miller was picked by the Denver Nuggets as the 38th pick in the 2012 NBA draft. He bounced around the league for three years, playing short stints with the Nuggets, Kings, and Detroit Pistons with the majority of his time spent in the NBA Developmental League. He has played internationally since October 2015. First, he played with the Serbian team Crvena Zvezda, where he was a member of the 2015-2016 ABA League championship team. Miller recently signed a two-year contract with Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Jefferson was selected by the San Antonio Spurs (and traded to the Brooklyn Nets) in the final pick of the 2014 NBA draft. He spent time in the Summer League for the Nets, had a brief stint playing for the Phoenix Suns and is currently playing for the Northern Arizona Suns in the NBA Developmental League.
Jackson was drafted 42nd overall in the 2013 NBA draft. He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers and traded to the New Orleans Pelicans a few weeks later. However, Jackson decided to sign with the French team ASVEL Villeurbanne, though he did not play a game for them before returning to the NBA Developmental League with the Idaho Stampede. He left the D-league to play six games with the Turkish team Fenerbahçe. After his return from playing overseas, the Pelicans traded Jackson’s rights to the 76ers, but unfortunately Jackson suffered a ruptured Achilles in summer league play in July 2014, and his career has been unable to rebound.