I am big UK fan, and started watching the Rockets extensively ever since ya took P Pat. So, after reading numerous comments and posts on this website, not only are people saying things like trady jones, and keep white they are also for some reason getting the impression that Jones is a P Pat clone. Although, i'm a little biased as a UK fan there is no way i'm taking Royce White over T Jones and here's why.
During T Jones' freshman season he was considered a top 5 pick with scouts drooling over his ball handling ability, size, but knocking him for his relatively weak frame, and tendency to disappear. During his sophomore season T jones bulked up significantly and was a force in the post, and he was quick enough to play some 3, although his stats are almost the same from his freshman and sophomore season, that is due to the fact that he played with 5 other guys that got picked in the 2012 nba draft. He was mature enough to realize that his team is better off when he plays within the flow and lets other players shine rather than force things by himself( looking at you Austin Rivers). Him and Darius Miller picked up the slack and came through every time the freshmen would struggle. So he came back way more mature, and ready for the NBA but due to very poor scouting fell all the way to 18th where you guys took him.
Now as for player comparison in my opinion he is better than White for two reasons: consistency and shooting. It is well known that Royce White can't shoot, and that he sometimes checks out of the games. You have already seen how consisten T jones is compared to the erratic White. Also T Jones combination of size and athleticism is very intriguing. He is close to 6"10 with no shoes on, and he is very quick and athletic. As for White's ball handling he is a better passer than Jones, but Jones is no slouch himself, as he can constantly create shots off the driblble( except for himself, and not for others.) Also let's not forget that Royce White and Terrence Jones faced each other in the NCAA tourney where we know who won.
Finally, T Jones is no P Pat clone. Although I love the hustle and the heart of P Pat he can only dream of being as big, athletic, and skilled as T Jones is.