The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday they’ll host a four-day mini camp and an open scrimmage before they head to Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League.
The Minnesota sports fan is a rare breed: One that hopes for the best but expects the worst, yet still somehow still manages to be devastated at the end of the day. But when a Minnesota athlete has a chance to come home and play for a team, we salivate like sharks that smell blood. Especially if it’s a professional athlete.
If you want to get an early look at the Minnesota Timberwolves before they head to the NBA Summer League, you can do next week without using your wallet. The Timberwolves announced that they will host an open scrimmage at Target Center at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, July 8.
Tyus Jones is realizing his NBA dream in his home state with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who traded two second-round picks and a future draft choice for the rights to Jones.
When a first round draft pick and a star player with hometown roots make their first introduction, it’s going to attract some attention.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have scheduled an open house for fans considering season tickets, trying to build off the buzz created by their high-profile draft picks. The Wolves selected Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns with the first overall pick on Thursday night and then traded up into the lower part of the first round to get Duke point guard and Minnesota native Tyus Jones with their next selection.
A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired hometown kid Tyus Jones from the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second-round draft picks.
WCCO’s Mike Max had a chance to sit down with Tyus Jones for a 1-on-1 interview about his performance in the NCAA Finals, and what’s next in his career.
This time last year, Jones was preparing to graduate and had already signed a letter of intent to attend Duke and play basketball. I’m sure many people thought Jones would have success immediately at Duke, but nobody could have predicted what he would accomplish in his freshman season with the Blue Devils.
He won a high school state championship, an NCAA title and on Wednesday, his hometown rolled out the red carpet for him. Apple Valley welcomed home one of the best basketball players in the history of its city, declaring Wednesday “Tyus Jones Day.”
Tyus Jones is the latest Duke freshman to enter the NBA draft. Jones said in a statement issued by the school that he was “faced with the tough decision of returning to a place I love or pursuing the next dream.”
Right now it’s hard to envision a scenario if Tyus Jones turns professional that he would end up with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But wherever and whenever he makes the leap, there is a learning curve. As a couple lottery pick point guards can attest to.
Coach Rene Pulley, of the very elite Nike high school league, EYBL traveled around the country with Tyus Jones and was beaming with pride Tuesday.
A thrilling Tournament was capped last night by a fantastic final, as Duke beat Wisconsin 68-63. It was the fifth championship for Duke and Mike Krzyzewski.
Minnesota-native Tyus Jones was named Most Outstanding Player in Duke’s NCAA Championship win Monday night. There were 16 lead changes in the title game, but in the end, Duke came back to beat the Wisconsin Badgers 68-63.
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WCCO has been your home for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The championship game Monday night may not include a Minnesota team, but it will have some strong Minnesota ties.
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Monday Morning featured the return of MIKE LYNCH! Click the link above to hear highlights.
Nothing like filling the shoes of one of the greatest players in state history, Tyus Jones. But when that player is also your big brother? “I don’t think about it too much,” Apple Valley guard Tre Jones said. “But if I do hear the stuff, I mean, it just pushes me and makes me feel like I need to get a lot better so I can accomplish some of the things that he has.”
Thursday highlights…..Click the link above to listen back to Dave Lee!
Minnesota’s high school version of March Madness is in its home stretch this week with the final state tournament of the season wrapping up this week. The State Girls Basketball Tournament, already well underway, has taken center stage both Williams Arena and Mariucci Arena.
Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones and Lakeville North’s J.P. Macura are the co-winners of the 2014 Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award for boys basketball.
Former Robbinsdale Cooper star and Golden Valley native Rashad Vaughn moved to Las Vegas, Nev., over the summer to play his final prep season at Findlay Prep and face top national competition. He announced on CBS Sports Tuesday night that he’ll attend UNLV.
While the Winter Olympics are just getting underway in Sochi, there’s plenty of winter sports action to take in here at home.