Well, apparently Terrence Jones needed to do more than sleep on his decision.
The Huskies put out a press release today on the signing of four-star guard Terrence Ross, but nothing official yet on Jones, the five-star forward who made an oral commitment to UW yesterday, but hasn’t yet signed his letter of intent amid indications he is rethinking his decision.
From the small first-impression I got from Jones yesterday, I don’t think he’s milking any of this. He seemed like a good guy facing a decision that he knows is crucial to himself, but also important to a lot of others. And he seemed aware that any decision is going to disappoint more people than it would thrill.
The very fact that he walked into his Jefferson/Portland gym without a firm decision seemed odd enough where we asked the obvious follow-ups: How hard was the decision? Are there any doubts that you made the right decision?
His answers then:
“Really tough. Honestly it came down to Kansas, Kentucky and Washington. I really almost grabbed the Kentucky hat right now just because I feel that they have a lot of things going on there. … I came really close to grabbing that Kentucky hat. Kansas, I’ve been talking to coach (Bill) Self ever since my visit. It’s just a great program down there and they’re going to have a great program with or without me.”
“No doubts at all. I want to play with Terrence (Ross). I believe in Coach Romar and I believe in the players that are there. I just feel that I’m going to be a great addition to the team.”
However, that also brought one more follow-up question: When are you going to sign your letter of intent.
He said he didn’t know.
And perhaps he still doesn’t.