|Terrence Jones picks Washington
Terrence Jones will follow his teammate Terrence Ross
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.
**Brandon Knight to Kentucky
**Michael Gilchrist to Kentucky
**Rosario to visit Florida
**Josh Selby still mulling college options
**Doron Lamb Says He’s Decided
**Terrences to announce together
**Calipari a factor for recruits
**Jordan Brand rosters
**Cory Joseph talks recruiting
**Kadeem Jack weighing options
**Gil Biruta waiting on Rutgers; Roberts likes St. Joe’s
**Selby: ‘I’m gonna be a Kansas Jayhawk
**Doron Lamb to Kentucky
**Jones to visit Kansas
**Will Friday be twice as nice for Huskies
(Photo courtesy The Oregonian)
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