TRE JONES 2018 HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER PROFILE
#8 RANKED PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY (CLASS OF 2018)
STAR RANKING: 5 STARS
WEIGHT: 175 POUNDS
POSITION: POINT GUARD
HIGH SCHOOL: APPLE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL IN MINNESOTA
CHOSE DUKE OVER: MINNESOTA, UCLA, OHIO STATE
Tyrus Jones was the starting PG when the Blue Devils won the national championship a few years ago. He went on to become a first round pick. The family bloodlines trickled down to his younger brother. Tre Jones is considered by many analysts as the top PG prospect in the class of 2018.
With current Duke PG Trevon Duval likely headed to the NBA next year, Tre Jones will probably be inserted right into the starting lineup. When evaluating Jones’ game, we see why he is so highly rated. Perhaps the most pure a point guard in the prep ranks, Tre can do it all. We love his ability to control the entire game. He seems to always make the correct plays while on the court.
The 6’2 PG shows superb ball-handling and passing skills. He is as tough a cover as there is in the class of 2018 guards. We are impressed with his craftiness. While Jones doesn’t have the elite athletic ability of other players, he makes up for that with his high basketball IQ. Head fakes and ball fakes are a big part of his game.
Jones is a very good shooter at this stage. He can hit the mid-range jumper. Opponents must guard him beyond the 3-point line as his range extends to NBA range. He is equally as dangerous shooting off the dribble as he is in a catch and shoot situation. While there are concerns about how well Jones profiles to the NBA level because of his height, we are evaluating him on how well he will do in college. We are pretty sure he will be just fine.
Not surprisingly, we compare Tre to his older brother, Tyrus. The ability to lead a team is a characteristic that is often overlooked. Tre has intangibles that Mike Krzyzewski will love. He is a gym rat and a winner. The Duke fans will love what Tre Jones brings to the floor every night. Duke shouldn’t miss one beat next year with Jones leading the team.
BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF TRE JONES
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