Jones visits UW, more to come

Terrence Jones is a unique talent. That much is obvious after one viewing of the standout 6-foot-7, 230-pound wing from Jefferson High School in Portland, Ore. Jones defies categorization of traditional positions. He's equal parts post, slasher and point guard. His range extends beyond the 3-point line, yet he's equally comfortable on the blocks, with his back to the basket.

He's all that and dangerous in transition as well. Small wonder Washington Head Coach Lorenzo Romar has made him such a priority.

As official visits go, Jones enjoyed a unique one. He spent last Friday evening sitting on the sidelines at Bank of America Arena, soaking in the festivities of Midnight Madness, which was televised on ESPN.

"It was real cool just spending time with the players," shared Jones after the Washington visit. "Midnight Madness was a fun experience, it was my first time going to one of those.

"They were having fun and making me feel like a part of the team the whole weekend," he added.

Jones was hosted by UW freshman point guard and friend Abdul Gaddy.

"Abdul and I are friends from AAU stuff," Jones explained. "Also the Nike Global Challenge, the Washington versus Oregon games and spending time up in Seattle."

But it's Romar who has apparently made the biggest impression on the talented high school senior.

"My relationship is with Coach Romar," he said. "It's real good. He understands me and I respect him as a coach and as a man. He's an easy person to talk too and we just have fun."

As his recruitment enters the home stretch, Jones doesn't seem to be bothered by all of the attention he's received of late.

"I'm not paying much attention to my phone or what they're saying on the internet," he said. "I'm just working on my game to make myself better."

Jones wasn't sharing any details of how he'll eventually choose a school, other than to state that he hasn't really narrowed down his list of current favorites.

Washington, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Oregon and UCLA are thought to be the remaining schools under consideration after he recently eliminated Arizona and Kansas.

"I plan on making my decision after all my visits are done," he said. "I'm visiting Kentucky this weekend, Oregon unofficially, and I haven't finalized anything after that."

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