MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Saturday night that guard Tyus Jones has been assigned to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA’s Developmental League.

Jones, an Apple Valley native who spent one season at Duke, has appeared in two games for the Timberwolves this season and played a total of 14 minutes. He was taken with the 24th overall pick in the NBA Draft after Minnesota traded its two second round picks to the Cleveland Cavaliers to get back into the first round.

“Going to Idaho will allow Tyus to get some game experience at the professional level,” Wolves General Manager Milt Newton said. “With our depth at point guard, we haven’t been able to get Tyus the playing time that he needs. Tyus has a great future in the NBA and this assignment will help the development of his game.”

Jones helped lead Duke to the national championship last year and was named the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four.

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