3 - Tre Jones

6-2, 185 Point Guard
duke.gif Duke Sophomore
01/08/00 (19.8 yrs)
Saint Paul, MN
High School
Apple Valley
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Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Ball Handling

NBA Comparison: Jarrett Jack

Strengths: Tre Jones was the fourth most talked about Duke freshman this season, and also the younger brother of Minnesota Timberwolves guard and Duke national champion, Tyus Jones, so he has an underdog mentality … Plays with a lot of toughness and determination … Jones was arguably the best perimeter defender in college basketball this year … He’s so quick, has great footwork, and can stay in front of guys the whole length of the court … He stays disciplined on the ball, rarely going for head fakes and makes it extremely difficult for opposing guards to get by him … He’s also a very active and intelligent defender off the ball, possessing great anticipation leading to a high steal rate … Offensively, Jones is an unselfish floor general, who runs the offense with great decision-making … He’s so smart with the basketball, turning the ball over about just once per game this past season … He has great vision and is an excellent distributor, resulting in an absurd assist to turnover ratio of almost 6:1 … His quickness allows him to get into the lane almost at will, and he always keeps his head up looking for open cutters/a dump off pass down low to one of his big men … Jones also has all of the intangibles that you want in a player … He’s very unselfish and one of those guys that would be just as happy scoring 25 as he is not even attempting a shot the entire game, as long as he gets the win … His defense, poise, and leadership are all things that are essentially guarantees every game, and are qualities that every team at the next level would love to have in a point guard …

Weaknesses: The main area of concern with Jones right now is his shooting … He doesn’t shoot very much, and doesn’t shoot it at a high percentage when he does fire away … He hesitates fairly often when he has an open look from outside, which either stems from his release being on the longer side, or just Jones lacking confidence in his shot. Jones is also on the smaller side for an NBA point guard. He has room to fill out his frame as well, and could benefit greatly from putting on weight in preparation for the draft. While he’s listed at 6’2, which is essentially the minimum height you’ll see for guards in today’s NBA, he looks to be a little shorter than that. His measurements at the combine are something to look out for and could potentially impact his stock if he’s not quite as tall as he’s currently listed … Lacks elite size but solid with a 6’4 wingspan and 8′ foot standing reach …

Notes: Measured 6’2.5" in shoes, 6’0.5" barefoot, 183 lbs, 6’4" wingspan, 8’0" standing reach at 2017 USA Basketball October Minicamp … Younger brother of Duke alumnus, Tyus Jones, who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves … Full name is Tre Isiah Jones Born on January 8, 2000, in Apple Valley, Minn. Son of Debbie and Rob Jones Has two brothers, Tyus and Jadee Older brother, Tyus, played basketball at Duke and oldest brother, Jadee, played basketball at Furman … Was arguably Duke’s most indispensible player this year … 

William Desautelle III 4/4/19