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Wednesday / January 26.
  • Terrences Headed to Washington

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    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.

    The 6-5 Ross earlier declared for Washington, confirming the story first reported by Alex Kline on ZAGSBLOG.com Sunday night.

    He picked the Huskies over Kentucky, Kansas, Oregon and Oklahoma.

    Ross was named the Oregon Class 5A player of the year during his sophomore season at Jefferson in 2008. He transferred to Montrose Christian, only to return to Jefferson in February and be ruled ineligible by the Oregon School Activities Association.

    Jones and Ross will be part of a five-man recruiting class at Washington.

    The class includes 6-7 forward Desmond Simmons out of Richmond, Calif.; 7-foot junior college center Aziz N’Diaye from the College of Southern Idaho; and 6-5 shooter C.J. Wilcox, a redshirt last season.

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    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.