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Five-star Terrence Jones picks UW

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on April 30, 2010 at 3:56 pm with 3 Comments »
April 30, 2010 3:57 pm

UW got a pair of Terrences today: Jones and Ross, from Jefferson High in Oregon.

Jones is a 6-foot-9 forward and McDonald’s All-American generally considered a five-star recruit among the top 10 national prospects available this season. He arrived at Portland’s Jefferson High School gym wearing an all black suit and a pair of sparkly earrings.

Before his announcement he teared up briefly, thanking those who have helped him through his high school career. He also thanked the coaches from schools that had recruited him: Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA, UW and Kentucky… in that order and heightening the suspense before saying, “I guess now I’ll be picking one.” He said no one knew because he hadn’t made a decision until then.

Then he said he wanted to go to an established school close to home and to play with Jefferson teammate Terrence Ross.
Here’s a quick scouting report from Dawgman.com.

Earlier, 6-5 guard and four-star recruit Terrence Ross announced that he had selected UW, as had been generally reported. He showed up wearing a UW cap and sweatshirt. He was all-Oregon player of the year two seasons ago.

Washington previously had announced the signings of 6-7 forward Desmond Simmons and 7-foot center Aziz N’Diaye for its incoming class for next season.

More information to come.

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  1. That’s what’s up!!! Good work Romar. Huskies will be looking good for years to come!!!

  2. Coolalvin says:

    Don,

    I know it’s early, but any idea on where the Terrence’s and Aziz factor into the starting lineup?

    Could it possibly look like this?

    Starting- Thomas/Gaddy/Jones/ MBA/Aziz

    Main bench- Overton/Ross/Holliday/Breshers/Gant

  3. Don Ruiz says:

    Jones seemed to think he could play any of several positions. Ross, I assume would be in what until now I would have thought of as the Wilcox role of scoring bigger guard off the bench.

    If Jones signs: Starting — Thomas/Gaddy/Jones/MBA/Holiday.

    The bench I just think is fascinating and too close to call. No idea how Breshers/Aziz/Gant breaks down. No idea on Wilcox/Ross/Suggs.

    This could be a deep bench this season. And there may be another Redhawk in the making for the following year.

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