EYBL: Tre Jones makes statement, discusses recruitment

HAMPTON, Va. -- If the first session of the Nike EYBL, Tre Jones made a statement, dominating to the tune of 18 points and 9.8 assists a game.

One of the top performers of the first EYBL weekend was 2018 point guard Tre Jones.

Playing for Howard Pulley, Jones was nothing short of tremendous all weekend, averaging 18 points and a league best 9.8 assists a game. Through four games, Jones tossed out 39 assists to just six turnover. 


Jones, who stands 6-foot-3, is a heady lead guard that impresses with his IQ and feel for the game. His understanding of the point guard position reminds some of his brother Tyus Jones, who now plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Jones does a good job of taking care of the ball and making good decisions, but he's also equipped to score if he needs to. Jones has a quick first step and a burst of speed that allows him to get by the first line of defense. In our viewing, he finished off plays at the rim and showed a comfort level once he got into the paint. 

It was a terrific start to the spring for Jones, a standout at Apple Valley (Minn.) Senior, and he certainly showed improvements in just about every facet of the game. 

Jones has a national level recruitment with a host of high major school tracking him. DukeMinnesota and UCLA are particularly paying close attention, as Mike Krzyzewski, Richard Pitino and Steve Alford watched him multiple times during the first evaluation period. 

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