Jones Named AP Preseason All-America
Oct. 31, 2011
LEXINGTON, KY – UK men’s basketball sophomore Terrence Jones was selected to the Associated Press Preseason All-America team by a 65-member national media panel, the AP announced on Monday.
Jones, the SEC media’s pick for league preseason Player of the Year, received 33 votes. He averaged 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds last season helping guide the Wildcats to the Final Four.
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.
Freshman Anthony Davis also received a vote to the All-America team.
The Wildcats will be in action on Wed., Nov. 2 when they open their preseason exhibition schedule against in-town rival Transylvania. Tickets for that game, as well the Morehouse and Marist games are still available. They can be purchased by visiting the UK Ticket Office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET or by calling 1.800.928.2287. Fans can also obtain tickets by going online to UKathletics.com and Ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster outlets statewide.