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Terrence Jones came back to Kentucky for his sophomore season for one reason—to win a national championship.
He accomplished that goal this past NCAA tournament and afterwords, along with four of his teammates, he declared for the NBA draft.
Most players only improve their draft stock when they stay an extra year in college, but Jones may have hurt his draft position by staying for a second season at Kentucky.
Due to the large amount of talent that was on the Kentucky squad, Jones' numbers fell from his freshman to his sophomore season. He averaged three points less a game and one rebound less as well.
If Jones would have come out after his freshman season, he would have likely been a top 10 pick in a weak draft class at the power forward spot. If you need proof of that, you can look at the Cleveland Cavaliers' selection of Tristan Thompson—a player rated well below Jones—at No. 4 overall.
Instead, Jones is a part of one of the deepest draft classes in recent memory, and as a result his stock has rapidly fallen. In many mock drafts he has dropped out of the lottery and into the late teens and early 20s.
Jones still has the prototypical size and athleticism that teams look for at 6'9" and 242 pounds, but his lack of a touch from the outside and and off and on aggressiveness on the court has has caused him to fall down many big boards.