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Terrence Jones opted to bypass the NBA draft and return for a second season as a Kentucky Wildcat, a decision that may prove to be highly beneficial in the long run for the 6'9'' forward out of Portland.
Jones had a good year during his freshman campaign, but I would make the argument he has a ton of room to improve. That may seem like an obvious evaluation, considering he's only entering his sophomore season, but Jones had the occasional game where he would disappear, only recording seven points or so.
That cannot happen this season. Jones is entering his sophomore season, which makes him a seasoned veteran by today's standards. He remains a vital part of this team's DNA and must perform at a consistent level.
I realize that may be a harsh assessment for a kid who averaged 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game, but consistency must be a priority.
Jones must demand the ball more this year—especially early in the season—so the baby Cats can become acclimated into the system. He must also spend some extra hours in the gym working on his free throws. Jones averaged 64.6 percent from the charity stripe last season on 6.4 trips to the line per game.
As asinine as this may sound, Terrence Jones must step up his game during his sophomore season for the Wildcats to enjoy success.