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Archives: May 2010

May
25th

Calipari talks about Jones’ UW ‘mistake’

Kentucky coach John Calipari spoke recently with a Portland radio station, giving his account of how five-star recruit Terrence Jones switched from that UW cap to a Kentucky aid agreement.

A recap appears in Eamonn Brennan’s ESPN blog.

But here’s the key segment:

… His explanation for the Jones saga was pretty much what you’d expect:

“Well, we thought that he was coming with us and when he said ‘Washington’ we were like ‘what just happened?’ That was the first thing. Then he called about an hour later and said ‘Cal, I made a mistake.

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May
25th

Elston Turner lands at Texas A&M

Elston Turner, the sophomore shooter who left UW to seek a more varied role on the court, will enroll at Texas A&M, according to reports.

Interestingly, the Huskies will visit the Aggies next season as part of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series. However, Turner will have to sit out the coming season; and then the Big 12/Pac-10 opponents will change the following season, when Turner will become illegible to play out his final two college seasons.

May
21st

Romar praises Emmert for top NCAA job

UW hoops coach Lorenzo Romar praises his old bos –, six-year UW president Mark Emmert, who is now president-elect of the NCAA — in this story on the NCAA site.

“If you told me I could pick anyone to do something like this, I would pick him,” Romar says in the story. “He could be a leader in any organization and guide it as good as or better than anyone else.”

May
20th

Aloha, Mr. Jones; see you in November

Apparent-Kentucky-Wildcat-to-be-for-now Terrence Jones has told the Oregonian that he isn’t embarrassed by his handling of his recruitment.

And then he kicked a little sand in UW’s face by adding that he picked Kentucky because:

“I felt like they played a better schedule and had a lot better team.”

Interestingly, one thing both the Washington and Kentucky schedules have in common next season are November stops at the 2010 Maui Invitational.

And that could provide all concerned with the opportunity to see who’s the better team.

Update: Speaking on KJR-AM this morning, UW coach Lorenzo Romar admitted he’s

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May
19th

UW loses 5-star Jones to Kentucky

Five-star recruit Terrence Jones renounced his oral commitment to the University of Washington tonight and signed a financial aid agreement with Kentucky, according to multiple reports including the Louisville Courier-Journal and the (Portland) Oregonian.

Jones, a 6-foot-9 forward from Jefferson High School in Portland, is a McDonald’s All-American who ranked among the top 10 national prospects available this season.

He had given his oral commitment to the Huskies during an April 30 announcement event at his high school gym. However, he admitted he had arrived at that day without knowing which school he was going to pick.

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May
19th

Various reports saying Jones to Kentucky

Various reports, most notably from Scout.com and the Louisville Courier Journal, are reporting that five-star forward Terrence Jones of Portland has signed a financial aid agreement with Kentucky.

Jones, of course, had given his oral commitment to Washington at an announcement event April 30 in Portland, but seemed to have instant doubts and never signed his letter of intent, making the commitment binding.

And if tonight’s reports are correct, he still hasn’t. Technically, signing a financial aid agreement keeps even this decision fluid. But it’s hard to imaging coach Lorenzo Romar is going to be part of this circus much

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May
18th

Terrence Jones says he’ll sign Wednesday

It appears the Terrence Jones decision is going to be made official one way or another on Wednesday, as he has told the Oregonian that he will sign a letter of intent with someone: presumably Washington or Kentucky.

Here’s the report.

Jones — the five-star recruit from Jefferson High in Portland — had orally committed to the Huskies in a much-publicized media even in the Rose City, but he never made the commitment official amid apparent rethinking of the decision.

Meanwhile, KJR-AM is reporting that Jones was on the UW campus Tuesday, but apparently left town. Read into

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