|Terrence Jones picks Washington|
Terrence Jones will follow his teammate Terrence Ross to college.
At a press conference at Portland (Ore.) Jefferson, the 6-8 Jones reached out to a table holding six baseball hats and picked up a black Washington Huskies hat as the assembled crowd let out a roar.
“I wanted to be close to home. Like I’ve been saying since the eighth grade, I wanted to play with Terrence Ross and I just feel that Coach [Lorenzo] Romar is like a father figure to me,” Jones told the crowd and the more than 25,000 people watching on UStream.
The No. 3 power forward in the class of 2010 and The Oregonian’s two-time Class 5A Player of the Year, Jones chose the Huskies over Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon, Oklahoma and UCLA. He visited Kansas last weekend, giving the Jayhawk fans hope.