Jones stays, Liggins to go?
Freshman Terrence Jones
Freshman Terrence Jones
KSR Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 8, 2011


Kentucky looked to be losing as many as four players to the NBA this season, including senior Josh Harrellson. However one player, surprisingly, has decided to return and another has likely chosen the opposite option.

Kentucky looked to be losing as many as four players to the NBA this season, including senior Josh Harrellson. However one player, surprisingly, has decided to return and another has likely chosen the opposite option.

Yesterday the entire Big Blue Nation sat patiently waiting for Terrence Jones to make his announcement. Jones said that he would decide whether to return to the Wildcat team or go to the NBA draft via Twitter at 4 pm eastern yesterday afternoon.

In the end, Jones decided to remain in school for another season.

“Last year was an unbelievable experience, but we left a lot on the table,” said Jones. “I’ve decided to come back and help us get back to the Final Four and bring the Big Blue Nation a National Championship,” he continued.

Only a day after fellow Brandon Knight announced he’d be going pro, Jones chose to return. That left one player on the board as a possibility for the Wildcats – DeAndre Liggins.

The 6-foot-6 junior had a good season this year and his stock could be at an all-time high. Liggins worked out this weekend for the New Jersey Nets and he was one of the standouts at the workout. Still, there were questions about his return.

Liggins apparently will remain in the NBA draft, according to several sources. Tomorrow he will hold a press conference at 2 pm eastern to make his choice official.


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