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Jones ready for MONSTER season

Post  MULECHOPS on Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:53 pm

Terrence Jones Ready For Monster Season
By Mark Schlabach
Terrence Jones turned down the NBA and has his sights set on a national title.

Calipari told Jones he could come back to UK only if he was committed to becoming the best player he could be.

"If you want to change the result or the outcome, you can't keep doing the same thing over and over," Calipari said. "You have to have a different mindset about basketball. You have to get yourself in better physical condition, and he's in the best shape of his life. He's the first one to practice; he used to be the last one to practice."

Most importantly, Jones has learned to use his right hand. The Portland, Ore., native writes, eats and does nearly everything else with his right hand. But he started dribbling and shooting with his left hand at a young age because his favorite NBA player, Damon Stoudamire, was left-handed.

As last season wore on, opponents learned Jones was reluctant to use his right hand. So they forced him to his right and Jones settled for jump shots. Calipari and his assistants have encouraged Jones to put the ball on the floor more to create shots.

"If you try to take away his left hand now, he'll go to his right and try to dunk on you," Calipari said.
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