Five Star 2018 PG Jones Says Three Recruiting Him Hardest

COLORADO SPRINGS -- Duke has remained in contact with a number of Class of 2018 targets and one of the players they've been on the longest is point guard Tre Jones.

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COLORADO SPRINGS -- Duke has remained in contact with a number of Class of 2018 targets and one of the players they've been on the longest is point guard Tre Jones.

The younger brother of Tyus Jones, Tre is definitely interested in what the Blue Devils have to offer. Jones mentioned to TDD that Arizona, Baylor and Duke are the schools that are on him the hardest.

"Duke, they have a winning tradition," Jones said. 

Tre saw that winning tradition firsthand when his older brother helped lead the Blue Devils to a national championship in 2014. Watching his older brother for his entire career, Tre can vividly recall all of the big moments that Tyus had in Peach Jam, an event Tre will be playing in for the first time.

"His eighth grade year he was playing 16s and in his first game I think he had 27 and 10 assists and that was his first time in front of that many coaches and things like that," Tre recalled. "Then against CIA Bounce his sophomore year, he had 24 in the first half and that was against Andrew Wiggins and that team that were projected to win the Peach Jam. Then the year before that, his freshman year, they played BABC and he had 31 that game. Those are the three that stick out the most."

It will also be a big event for Jones because he'll be returning from a broken thumb that he suffered while taking a charge from EYBL leading scorer Collin Sexton. 

"I can work out right now but I won't be playing for probably another 2 1/2, 3 weeks," Jones said. "So my first time playing will be at Peach Jam."

"I'm just trying to make our team as good as I can. The goal is to win Peach Jam, so hopefully, I can contribute in all the ways I can to help our team win."

During the spring, Jones showed promising signs with Howard Pulley as he averaged 6.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in nine appearances. Jones was effective running the team and helping to get looks for scorers as Pulley was undefeated with Jones on the floor.

"I think I was playing okay. I was trying to get comfortable playing on the circuit with the best AAU competition I've played," Jones said. "I was trying to help my team. We were undefeated when I was playing. We were one of the top teams in the EYBL and hopefully we can stay there at Peach Jam."

Although he couldn't participate in the USA Basketball U17 World Championship tryouts because of his injury, Jones still made the trip to Colorado Springs to learn and provide support for the team.

"It's an honor, a blessing to be out here with the top athletes in basketball. I mean, I wish I could compete out here but I'm learning a lot of stuff just watching them," Jones said.

"I'm just trying to bring energy to the gym. I'm just trying to raise the intensity as much as I can."

Currently regarded as the No. 21 overall prospect in the Class of 2018, Jones is considered a five-star prospect by Scout.com.


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