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October 14, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Lunchtime links: Terrence Jones tells why he ditched UW

Terrence Jones told Jason King at Rivals.com he regrets his infamous news conference in April in which he verbally committed to Washington only to reverse his decision days later and sign a financial agreement with Kentucky.
“I didn’t have a decision made yet, but, at the same time, I was ready to be done with it. It was a confusing situation,” Jones said in the Rivals.com story. “It’s something I felt I was put on the spot to do. I wasn’t ready to do that.”
Jones said his mother could sense he was uncomfortable with picking the Huskies. He said he called UW coach Lorenzo Romar and told him his decision wasn’t final. He said he then called Kentucky coach John Calipari and asked “Will you still have me?”
MORE LINKS:
— College basketball guru Dick Vitale unveiled his preseason poll and has Washington at No. 15.
Jeff Goodman at FoxSports.com has a more favorable opinion of the Huskies and places them at No. 8 in his preseason poll.
UCLA students honor former Bruins basketball coach John Wooden who would have been 100 today.
— Former UW star Jon Brockman suffered a sprained ankle that will force him to miss a handful of games. He’s in contention of winning the backup center spot with Milwaukee.
— Former UW star Quincy Pondexter is learning the business side of the NBA.
— No link, however, Scout.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels reports Utah received a verbal commitment from George Matthews, a 6-foot-6 forward from Phoenix. Scout rated him a two-star recruit.

Comments | Topics: top 25, UCLA

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