Terrence Jones Returning to Kentucky

by May 08, 2011

After bouncing around the idea of entering the NBA Draft, Kentucky sophomore Terrence Jones has decided to return to the Wildcats for the 2011-12 season. The Louisville Courier-Journal has it: “John Calipari’s third University of Kentucky basketball team will have something his first two lacked: star sophomores. Forward Terrence Jones announced Saturday that he’ll withdraw from the NBA draft and return for his sophomore year at UK. He joins Doron Lamb as high-profile freshmen to eschew the one-and-done approach under Calipari, who lost freshmen John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton to the draft last season. Jones is the biggest name to return for a second season at Kentucky under Calipari. The 6-foot-8 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year averaged 15.7 points and a team-high 8.8 rebounds in helping lead the Wildcats to the NCAA Final Four, where they lost to Connecticut in a national semifinal. ‘Last year was an unbelievable experience, but we left a lot on the table,’ Jones said in a release. ‘I’ve decided to come back and help us get back to the Final Four and bring the Big Blue Nation a national championship.'”