Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
While Kentucky has grabbed seemingly every top prospect in the last week or so, there is good news for Kansas fans.
Terrence Jones, a 6-foot-8 forward from Portland (Ore.) Jefferson High, will take an official visit to Kansas.
“Terrence will be taking an official visit to Kansas this Sunday,” his mother, Linda Mashia-Jones, wrote in an email.
After putting up 17 points and 9 rebounds in the Jordan Classic Saturday, Jones told reporters he planned to visit Kansas before announcing alongside 6-5 Portland (Ore.) Jefferson teammate Terrence Ross.
“Hopefully, I will get that done,” Jones said, according to the Lawrence Journal World & News. “I have one official visit left. I want to use it.”
Jones, the No. 13 prospect in the Class of 2010, initially said his final five consisted of UCLA, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Oregon and Washington.
Kansas had been on his list prior to that. But with the addition of Baltimore Lake Clifton point guard Josh Selby to the Jayhawks, Bill Self’s club is now back in the running for Jones.
“He’s anxious for me to join him,” Jones told the Lawrence Journal World & News. “He feels it would be best for both of us. Possibly, we could do great things there.”
Jones said last week that he and Ross would announce together either April 23 or April 30. Now it appears that will happen April 30.
Ross is considering Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Oregon and Washington.
The Jayhawks reportedly have just one scholarship remaining but a team source said the program could take both Jones and Ross.
Asked if they would both go to the same school, Jones said:
“It could happen but I want him to do what’s best for him and me to do what’s best for me. If that’s together then that’s good. But if it’s not then I’ll respect it.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.