Terrence Jones’ college switcheroo caused a small furor back in May. Committing to Washington, then immediately having second thoughts and eventually committing to Kentucky will do that.
Huskies fans cried foul, some casted UK coach John Calipari as a talent poacher and Jones was seen as a kid who couldn’t make up his mind.
Months later, Jones is certain he eventually made the right choice. And he’s even more grateful how everything went down. He needed the learning experience.
“I handled it wrong the first time,” Jones told the Louisville Courier-Journal. “But I’m glad it happened the way it did, because I had to really think about it. Now I know I made the right decision.”
Why? It’s because the 6-9 small forward is elated to play in Kentucky’s dribble-drive offense, which should allow him to showcase his natural talents: dribbling, passing and athleticism. (For what it’s worth, I’m sure he would do just fine in Lorenzo Romar’s guard-friendly offense as well.) Once he’s fully recovered from a rib injury sustained this summer, he should thrive.
Give some credit to Jones. Making a life-altering decision is never easy, let alone for a teenager. And now, he’s just a little more grown up.