Kentucky Basketball: What the Heck Is Wrong with Terrence Jones?

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Kentucky Basketball: What the Heck Is Wrong with Terrence Jones?
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Terrence Jones.

The Kentucky Wildcats’ preseason All-American? Or overhyped player who doesn’t show up for big games?

Jones’ freshman year was an up-and-down affair. In the beginning of the season, the forward looked unstoppable. As the year wore on, however, fans sometimes forgot he was on the court at all.

When Jones announced he would return to Kentucky for his sophomore season, expectations were high.

He was widely thought to be the most dominant player on the team, maybe even in the country. The extra year of maturity was supposed to remove his freshman inconsistencies.

Throughout the first eight games of the season, Jones often played like an All-American. Then, against the Indiana Hoosiers, Jones disappeared completely. 

He scored four points, had six turnovers and recorded one measly rebound.

So what’s the problem? Here are a few theories. 

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