Jones Named to Wooden Preseason Top 50
Oct. 3, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. – UK sophomore forward Terrence Jones has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
The 2011 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year (league coaches) and SEC Newcomer of the Year (Associated Press) averaged 15.7 points, while pulling down 8.8 rebounds per game, ranking seventh and first in the SEC respectively.
Jones set the UK freshman single-game scoring record last season with 35 points against Auburn. He also posted 13 double-doubles, second most among UK freshmen all-time and his eight 20-point games was fourth most by a freshman in program history.
Transfers, freshmen and medical redshirts are not eligible for the Preseason list. Chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball media members, the list is comprised of 50 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor.
The 2012 event will honor the Men's and Women's Wooden Award winners, and will include the presentation of the Wooden Award All American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award. It will take place the weekend of April 6-8, 2012.