This time last year, Kentucky hoopster Terrence Jones decided to pass on the NBA and return to Lexington for a second year. He said he wanted to capture an NCAA championship.
Clearly, the second goal was met when UK cut down the nets in April. But John Calipari says Jones accomplished more than just winning a title:
“Oh, yeah. We had a good idea where he would have gone last year, and he’s in a better position. He knew he wasn’t ready to go, so he helped himself. He came back and now he’s mature. He helped himself, no question.”
According to Jones, his decision to return “wasn’t for the (draft) stock” but was tied completely to winning. Maybe so, but if he earned himself some extra cash from an NBA team in the process, well, who’s going to complain about that?