Mike Davis

Sweet 16: Terence Jones, UAB

Sweet 16: Terence Jones, UAB

Terence Jones had a fine career at Lake Clifton, and after graduating in 2007 the 6-foot-2, 185-pound combo guard fared well during a post-grad season at Notre Dame Prep.

But no matter what kind of stats he put up in high school or prep school, Jones knew deep down that he was simply “going through the motions.”

“Coming out of prep school … I was kind of lazy,” Jones said. “I wasn’t serious about [basketball]. I was kind of passive, but I always thought I had the talent and mindset to play. I just didn’t put in the work.”

Jones’ recruitment reflected his lackadaisical...