Monday, May 9, 2011

Terrence Jones is Coming Back To Kentucky

Terrence Jones recently announced he was coming back to UK for his sophomore season. Jones, who averaged 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds last season, looked like a sure-fire top-five pick in the 2011 draft during the first half of the 2010-2011 season. Then, at about the mid-way point, his production started to dip. Partially because of the surge of other UK stars such as Brandon Knight, Dorron Lamb, and DeAndre Liggins, but also possibly because teams began to figure out his game. Any fan who watched Kentucky's season knew that Jones heavily favored moves to his left. Teams picked up on this and began forcing him right. Thus, the majority of his point production came out of the post and less from his drives to the lane.

Even though TJ was still projected to go as a lottery pick in this year's draft (top 13 pick), I still think it was a good idea to come back and work on his game. Having another year to work on his right hand, jumper, and free throw shooting will help immensly come next year's draft, where he will likely be a top 3 or top 5 pick.

Also, this means UK's #1 recruiting class in the nation will have some major leadership and experience to add to the talent coming in. This is going to be a great season. Check out more on the Terrence Jones story here: KSR