DURHAM, N.C. -- Freshman guard Tyus Jones was selected as this week’s ACC Co-Rookie of the Week, sharing the award with Xavier Rathan-Mayes of Florida State, the conference office announced Monday. Voted on by a select media panel, the honor marks the second weekly conference award the Duke freshman from Apple Valley, Minn., received this season.
Jones posted a strong offensive showing in Duke’s last two contests, recording back-to-back 22-point efforts in wins over Pittsburgh and St. John’s. In addition to his 22.0 ppg., Jones also brought down 3.0 rpg. and dished 5.0 assists per game. Over the two-game stretch, Jones combined to shoot 12-of-22 (.545) from the field, including 6-of-11 (.545) from three-point range. Jones opened the week with a season-high 22 points on 7-of-11 (.636) shooting from the floor against Pittsburgh, while adding two rebounds and four assists. Jones followed the performance by scoring 22 points against St. John’s Sunday, helping head coach Mike Krzyzewski earn his 1,000th career win. Ten of Jones’ 22 points came at the free throw line, where he shot a perfect 10-of-10 from the charity stripe.
The Blue Devils remain on the road, traveling to South Bend, Ind., to face eighth-ranked Notre Dame in a mid-week tilt. The game, scheduled for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., is set to air on ESPN2.
Jones Named Co-Rookie of the Week
The Devils Den Top Stories
LISTEN: Coach Cut Recaps Notre Dame WinDuke head coach David Cutcliffe met the media on Sunday evening before practice to recap the program's huge win over Notre Dame on Saturday.
The Devils Den3:20 PM
DeVon Edwards' Career Ends With Knee InjuryDURHAM, N.C. – Duke redshirt senior safety and three-time All-America kick returner DeVon Edwards will miss the remainder of the 2016 season after suffering torn left anterior…
The Devils Den2:45 PM
WATCH: Duke 38, Notre Dame 35 HighlightsThe Duke football program got a late field goal from AJ Reed to upset Notre Dame in South Bend, 38-35. The Blue Devils rallied back from an early two-touchdown deficit as Daniel…
The Devils Den4:15 AM
GALLERY: Duke 38, Notre Dame 35Relive Duke's victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend with exclusive photos from the game.
The Devils DenYesterday at 4:42 PM