Friday, April 30, 2010

Terrence Jones Commits To.....UW

By Bruin Basketball Report

Surrounded by baseball caps from Kentucky, Washington, UCLA, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Kansas on a table at his press conference, Terrence Jones chose to put on the Washington Huskies black cap on his head to signify his selection to play in Seattle next season.

He follows his childhood friend, Terrence Ross, to Washington. 

Jones a 6'8 power forward from Jefferson Highs School in Oregon chose Washington in order to play close to home and a wish to play with Ross in college.

UCLA has three remaining scholarships for next season if they choose to use them, otherwise the Bruins will enter the 2010-11 season with ten scholarship players.

The current 2010 class of Josh Smith, Tyler Lamb, Lazeric Jones, and Matt Carlino is very solid; however, a Terrence Jones signing would have elevated it to one of the tops in the nation.

10 Comments:

At Apr 30, 2010, 10:16:00 AM, Anonymous Donald Duckets said...

Who knows....he could be another Mike Moser. We have an awesome group coming in and I'm surprisingly stoked for the 2010-2011 season.

 
At Apr 30, 2010, 10:30:00 AM, Anonymous Brew In said...

Question for Anyone:
I don't want to be a negative here, but if an incoming player signs a letter of intent, then decides to back out, does the player then have to sit a year if they want to play for another school?

 
At Apr 30, 2010, 1:29:00 PM, Anonymous Bruinreign said...

Im with you Duckets. Moser indeed... A sad state of what COLLEGE basketball IS NOW all about. You can have a EIGHTEEN year old(and his pal) power trip tell the nation which team will be ready to go to the next level next year! I'll take my chances with next years team. See you at Pauley next year pal!

 
At Apr 30, 2010, 4:35:00 PM, Anonymous UCLASteve said...

"See you at Pauley next year pal!"? Isn't Pauley shut down next year for renovations?

 
At Apr 30, 2010, 11:11:00 PM, Anonymous Fair Weather Fan said...

Two things I got out of last season:
1) UCLA can't have its starting center transfer. See past. FYI, it is always hard to play under such spotlight, but it pays off in the long-term.
2) When UCLA mixes man-on-man and zone defenses, it confuses or at least makes the other team work much harder. Jim Harrick knew that... Let's hope the next season's team does too.

 
At May 1, 2010, 1:02:00 AM, Anonymous Bruinreign said...

Pauley will be open next year. The Bruins may use the Fabulous Forum(when Pauley closes) during the 2011-2012 season...

 
At May 1, 2010, 7:57:00 AM, Anonymous BB fan said...

I read Ucla has offered a scholarship to Remi Barry, a national from France. He was denied eligibilty to play his senior year in high school because his transfer from Florida to CA was in violation of CIF rules.
He is a 6'7" small forward, a position in which we have no depth. I do not know how good he is since I haven't seen him play, but word is out that he is a talented forward with NBA skills (according to an NBA scout). Input anyone?
Lavin, Washington and other Pac 10 schools are recruiting him.

 
At May 1, 2010, 9:58:00 AM, Anonymous NorCal Bruin said...

That really is too bad. The new rankings came out and Josh Smith fell out of the 25. What a bummer. I can't believe how well Calapari recruits. I mean it is unbelievable. I feel like lately the talent in California hasn't been as great. Besides Keela King & Tyler Lamb who were on the same team there really wasn't any great talent. That always hurts as we usually get the socal guys. Just frustrated a little and wish we could always get the number 1,2,or 3 ranked kid in the nation.

 
At May 1, 2010, 1:18:00 PM, Anonymous Mike said...

Not a fan of this prima-donna announcement garbage, so let him go to UW.

 
At May 4, 2010, 4:22:00 AM, Anonymous windycityds said...

Calapari is greasy, slimy and embraces the one-and-done guy. My personal impression is that Coach Howland is the anti-Calapari...and UCLA is not what Kentucky is now as a result of Calapari being on board. What I'd suggest is that Calapari's "great recruiting" is in part his obvious willingness and interest in taking on a kid who's head is already in the NBA Draft Lottery. Roll out the ball, and if a couple-three studs can exist well enough on the floor with one ball to win a national title, King Calapari will be golden...and the cycle will continue come next recruiting period. Telling recruits, "Hey, he played one year for me and was drafted number __ overall for the NBA" is music to the ears of recruits who have ZERO interest in school. THIS is Calapari's magic. He plays the system and kids with dollar signs in their eyes buy in.

 

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