Four star point guard Tre Jones has received a scholarship offer from Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Jones becomes the second player from the class of 2018 (current sophomores) to be offered by the Blue Devils, joining the No. 1 overall player in the class, Marvin Bagley.
Jones is the younger brother of former Blue Devil and current Minnesota Timberwolf, Tyus Jones who won a national title during his one season in Durham. The elder brother took to Twitter to offer his congratulations.
As he begins the recruiting process, Tre Jones is following in his brother’s footsteps, though they are different players.
At this year’s USA Basketball U16 Training Camp in Colo Springs (Colo.), Jones showed his advanced feel for the game for a young point guard according to Scout.com’s Josh Gershon.
“He has pretty good size for position and, big surprise, a high basketball IQ, an unselfish style of play and the knowledge that your job as a point guard is to make the four guys around you better while running the offense.”
The younger Jones agreed.
“I’m a pretty good facilitator; I try to get my team involved,” Tre said. “On defense I like to help my team by communicating on the defensive end and also getting deflections and rebounds. I want to get the ball as early as possible so we can push and get an easy bucket.”
Other offers include Baylor, Texas Tech, while Marquette and Minnesota.