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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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.”
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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.
The rosters for the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game, featuring the top high school basketball stars in the country, were released Wednesday night. The game will be played in April 2 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill, and it will have a notable Minnesota feel.
The best high school basketball players, boys and girls, will take over Chicago, Ill., in early April for the McDonald’s All-American Game. When the final rosters are announced for both games, there’s likely to be plenty of Minnesota flavor on display.
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It’s a unique time for boys high school basketball in Minnesota as the in-state talent seems to get more elite every year. I’m not sure it will ever get to the level that’s out on the east coast, but the brand that’s on display right now on courts throughout the state might be the strongest it’s ever been.
If you’re looking for some of the best high school basketball in Minnesota and the Midwest, you’ll want to be at the Target Center on Saturday. For the 18th straight year, the Minnesota Timberwolves are hosting the Timberwolves Shootout Saturday in Minneapolis.
It was another eventful year in local sports with three local professional teams making the playoffs, a high profile coach getting dismissed and a football team having a turnaround season.
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