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May 1, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Jefferson High AD Mitch Whitehurst Chimes In On Jones

No comment from Terrence Jones or his parents today and a Washington spokesman told me the school isn’t likely to address the matter this weekend.
Coach Lorenzo Romar is planning to meet with the media Monday to talk about Terrence Ross, the Portland star shooting guard who signed a binding national letter of intent with UW on Friday.
Romar is prohibited to talk about Jones or any recruit until they sign a LOI.
In my story for the Sunday newspaper and the website, I spoke to Jefferson High athletic director Mitch Whitehurst who strongly believes Jones will fulfill his commitment and sign with the Huskies.
“Terrence is going to the University of Washington because that’s what I heard him verbally say,” Whitehurst said. “He said he wanted to go with his boy Terrence Ross and Terrence Ross is at Washington so I’m assuming that he’s going to do exactly what he said. Follow his boy and follow his decision.”
After talking to Whitehurst, I think he’s a little embarrassed by the negative attention the school is receiving.
Still, he believes Friday’s event was a resounding success. More than 25,000 viewers tuned in online to watch the news conference and Jefferson has gotten a lot of free press lately, which only increases it’s standing among prospective students. Jefferson has about a 500 or so enrollment and is poised to make the jump to Oregon’s big-school 6A division.
All for now.

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