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No word — or letter — yet from Terrence Jones

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on May 1, 2010 at 4:38 pm with 5 Comments »
May 1, 2010 4:38 pm

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.”

And…

“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.

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  1. jabby1998 says:

    This kid is gone(for the huskies.) If he didn’t sign Friday – he ain’t gonna sign.

    Nothing against Terrence Jones – he would have been a great addition – but these “one and done” arrangements are nothing to cry about if they don’t commit to your program.
    Just wish him good luck and hope that we don’t have to play Kentucky – especially since they’ve mugged Romar twice of star recruits.

  2. Face it, he’s a UK Wildcat for all intents and purposes. If he’s gonna be a “one and done” then even better, let UK have him. These kids get such an over inflated opinion of themselves, thanks to their families, “friends”, hanger’s on, posse or whatever. Right now there are more underclassmen declared for the draft than there are draft choices. There’s gonna be alot of disappointed undrafted kids playing D-League ball or over in Europe.

  3. jimminee says:

    Over hyped, the whole thing. Sad what big money has done to some proud Universities. I am not too thrilled with one and outs like a center we had recently at the UW and never really contributed. Just went through the motions for a year. Can’t blame them for taking millions if they are thrown at them.
    Apparently at UK winning and the final four trumps all: ethics, honesty, pride. Some of these one and outs never even attend classes. How can any University be proud of a ZERO graduation rate.
    Jones contradicts all the values he espoused at his press conference: Playing with Ross, close to family. I predict he will be miserable at UK and have regrets the rest of his life.
    Somewhere in time these High School star athletes look past the most valuable thing they are offered: A University education that stays with them their entire life. Else they are the pawns of agents and unscrupulous persons.
    Whatever Jones decides I hope he gets it over quick and we can get back to important things in life. Why am I even writing this????

  4. zenmonk says:

    Actually jimminee the UK basketball program has a better graduation rate than the UW’s. 31% to 29% according to money watch magazine.

  5. yankinta says:

    zenmonk, jimminee is referring to the student athletes…. duh!!!

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