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.
Less than 24 hours after Terrence Jones verbally committed to the University of Washington during a press conference that drew more than 25,000 fans to the OregonLive.com site, the Internet is humming with rumors that Jones is now considering Kentucky.
Percy Allen of the Seattle Times reported that the 6-foot-8 Jones left Friday’s press conference without signing his National Letter of Intent, while teammate Terrence Ross did sign his NLI to Washington.
Of course, Kentucky recruit Brandon Knightcommitted to that school without signing an NLI, so Jones could opt to do the same with Washington.
Ross updated his Facebook status twice to say that he wasn’t certain what Jones was doing.
“U Dub fanz, lol stop askin me about tjones i know jus as much has ya do…lol”
He later added: “Well at least u dub has this Terrence sstill comin…lol”
It also remains unclear whether Kentucky coach John Calipari called Jones or whether Jones called Cal after the press conference. That still seems unclear according to Allen’s reporting.
Still, the whole situation was enough to cause Dave Telep of Scout to Tweet: “T-Jones basically had a wedding, consulted a divorce lawyer and began dating again all in the same day.”
I’ve texted Terrence Jones, his mother and Portland Jefferson coach Pat Strickland, but haven’t gotten any responses.
When we learn more, we’ll update it.
–Alex Kline and Adam Zagoria
(Photo courtesy Seattle Times)
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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.