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Terrence Jones

Terrence Alexander Jones was born in Portland, Oregon on January 9, 1992. He attended high school at Jefferson High School in Portland. While playing varsity basketball for Jefferson, he led the school to three consecutive Oregon Class 5A state championships between his sophomore and senior years.

As a 2008-2009 junior, he averaged 32 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, and 3 steals per game. During his senior year, he averaged 30 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 assists per game. Overall, he was ranked the number 8 player in the 2010 class by Scout.com. ESPN ranked him number 9 and Rivals.com ranked him number 13. In January 2010, he was named to the Junior National Select Team to play in the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland. Terrence Jones was also selected to compete in the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic and the 2010 McDonald’s All-American Game.

After high school, Terrence Jones elected to commit to the University of Washington in April 2010. However, he did not sign a National Letter of Intent. He subsequently reconsidered Washington and signed a financial aid agreement with the University of Kentucky in May 2010. In his Kentucky debut, Terrence Jones scored 25 points and had 12 rebounds against East Tennessee State.

He and Doron Lamb became the first freshman duo to score 20 debut points in United States history. In January 2011, Terrence Jones broke a freshman single-game record by completing 35 points against Auburn University. Although Kentucky advanced to the 2011 Final Four, they lost by one point to the University of Connecticut.

In his sophomore year, Terrence Jones was considered one of the most anticipated Kentucky players in the school’s history. During the 2011-2012 season, he averaged a total of 12.3 points and 7.2 rebounds in 38 games. As a sophomore, he started a total of 34 games.

In April 2012, Terrence Jones entered the NBA draft with six other Kentucky Wildcats. All six were drafted and set a record for the most players drafted from one university in the NBA draft. The Houston Rockets selected Terrence Jones as the 18th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. During his rookie year, he was assigned multiple times with the NBA Development League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

In February 2013, Terrence Jones was named to the 2013 NBA D-League’s Prospects All-Star roster. However, he was recalled by the Rockets and replaced by Chris Wright. In January 2014, he scored a career high with 36 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks in a 114-104 win against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Terrence Jones played the first 4 games of the 2014-2015 season before he was forced to miss 41 consecutive games due to nerve inflammation in his left leg. He returned in late January 2015 to play against the Dallas Mavericks and scored 10 points and 5 rebounds in the Rockets’ 99-94 win. In late February 2015, he scored a season-high with 25 points against the Brooklyn Nets in a 102-98 win. Terrence Jones was again placed on the injury list for 6 games in April 2015 to recover from a partially collapsed lung.

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