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Two-Way Tracker: Meet New Pistons Guard Jordan Bone

By Jake Winderman | July 25, 2019

Player: Jordan Bone

College: Tennessee (2016-2019)

Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 179 pounds

NBA Team/NBA G League Affiliate: Detroit Pistons/Grand Rapids Drive

College Breakdown: Jordan Bone spent 3 seasons at the University of Tennessee before declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft, where he was selected No. 57 overall by the Detroit Pistons. Bone earned 2019 2nd Team All-SEC honors after averaging 13.5 PPG & 5.8 APG on 35.5% shooting from beyond the arc during his junior year. The former Volunteer ranked 2nd in the SEC in assists per game last season, 3rd in minutes played, 8th in field goals made and 10th in effective field goal percentage. He also finished his collegiate career ranked 10th in all-time SEC assist percentage. Bone helped Tennessee reach the Sweet 16 during his junior year and qualified for the NCAA Tournament in his final two seasons in Knoxville, playing alongside Boston Celtics 1st-Round pick Grant Williams and Washington Wizards 2nd-Round pick Admiral Schofield.

Scouting Report: Bone is an uber-athletic point guard who excels at scoring off the dribble and setting up his teammates off of the pick-and-roll. At the 2019 NBA Draft Combine, Bone notched the best no-step vertical of any prospect, recording a 36-inch leap. The Tennessee product improved his field goal percentage, assists per game and free throw percentage every season while in Knoxville, showing his growth from freshman to junior year. Bone is excellent in transition, leading fast breaks galore, and can pass very efficiently while on the run at top speed. Despite his main role as a point guard, Bone ranked in the 88th percentile in the NCAA on catch-and-shoot jumpers last season at Tennessee.

Organizational Fit: Bone joins Tim Frazier, Reggie Jackson and Derrick Rose in the Pistons’ current crop of floor generals. At the moment, the position is a little clogged in Detroit, so Bone will have plenty of time to develop his game in Grand Rapids with the Drive. Kalin Lucas and Isaiah Whitehead had success developing their point guard game with the Drive last season on Two-Way Contracts. If Bone can continue to knock down 3-pointers at a consistent clip, he may be able to find some time early on with Detroit as a combo guard.

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