Terrence Jones. Out with friends in the wee hours of the morning the night before the first game of the season. Alleged to have had a drink or two (even though he was underage). The night before the first game of the season. I was told by a gal who “knows” TJ that he was calling her at 3AM the night before the UCONN Final Four Game. This behavior goes hand in had with that nonsense.
TJ is not JUST an average College Student. He’s an Elite Athlete on an Elite College Basketball Team. A team whose goal is to win a National Championship. That’s a lot of responsibility. Carrying that load this year has the potential for a huge pay off if Jones carries it well. If this kind of irresponsible behavior continues, those goals will not be met.
This is one of my few complaints about Cal at UK. His teams lack discipline. They lack focus at times. At key times, during key games.
If he truly wants that National Championship, he needs to rectify this. Immediately.
Sources say Jones was found at a location along Alexandria Drive and was “slightly under the influence with alcohol.” Jones indicated he left the scene, “hoping that Coach Calipari would not find out.”
University officials said they have no comment on whether Jones, who is underage, was drinking.
I don’t care if Jones was drinking or not. He’s supposed to be the leader on this team. He’s supposed to be an elite athlete focused on achieving a goal. Being out at 230AM the night before the first game of the season is a complete lack of focus. That action is a total disregard for the rest of the team. This is not the example that Jones should be setting for the Frosh on the team. Period. Jones needs to get his act together. Jones is not just a college student out partying. I don’t want to hear that excuse. If Jones didn’t think that he was doing anything wrong, he would not have fled the scene of the accident in the hopes that Coach Cal would not find out. Obviously, TJ knew that he was in the wrong.
Get yer shit together Jones. You too, Cal. WTF!
As an afterthought, Wall and Cousins were supposedly seen out late the night before the West Virginia game. That team had an off shooting night against West Virginia. Anyone see a pattern here?
Coincidence that both teams had off shooting nights during those games. Fatigue, maybe? Ya think!