Interest Picks Up For 2010 SF

Terrance Jones is a hot commodity among college coaches and after a big time effort at the Nike Hoop Jamboree schools are beginning to offer the talented wing scholarships.

From the opening tip of the Nike Hoop Jamboree, it was clear that Terrance Jones had brought the "A" game to St. Louis (Mo.).

Whether it was during a team practice, 3-on-3 or 5-on-5, Jones went hard and made an impact for his team. The 6-foot-7 wing attacks the basket well, is a terrific passer, shoots it well from deep.

"I liked our team," Jones said of the Hoop Jamboree. "We had lots of guys that could do different things. We all got used to each other and did our roles real good and that's why we won a lot of games."

"I did everything I could and tried to move with out the ball because the ball wasn't getting passed that much, so I was just getting rebounds," he continued. "When I did get the ball I tried to look for open people and I thought I did alright when I looked to score."

The underclassmen camp was loaded from top to bottom with talent and Jones thought he more than held his own.

"I think I was one of the best dudes there," Jones said. "I just liked how the games went and how I did."

Prior to the Hoop Jamboree, Jones teamed with Team Jones and had a number of strong showings during the spring. They came in second at Kingwood, won the Texas Showcase and lost in the quarterfinals at the Cactus Classic.

Since the spring he's heard from a number of schools including Texas, Kansas, Florida, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, California, Arizona and Arizona State. He said Oregon State, Cal and ASU are the only schools that have offered.

Since Sunday, when college coaches could begin contacting 2010 prospects, Jones received calls from John Thompson, Billy Donovan, Rick Barnes and Herb Sendek.

"I'm just taking my time and just waiting," Jones, of Jefferson (Ore.) High, said about his recruitment. "I'm just thinking about trying to get better as a AAU team. I want to play with Terrence [Ross] in college."

"We are real tight," he said of his relationship with Ross. "We probably stay the night with each other at least once a week and we hang out at least once a day."

According to Jones, a collegiate decision won't come anytime soon. Jones, who hasn't taken any unofficial visits, is more focused on getting better and playing with his AAU team, than his recruitment.

Jones will close out the summer with trips to the Nike Peach Jam, the Main Event and then the LA Best of Summer. He's also hoping for an invitation to the LeBron James Skills Academy.

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