NBE Basketball Report

Tyus Jones

Name: Tyus Jones      
Class: 2014        
Position: Point Guard        
Height: 6’1        
School: Apple Valley MN      
AAU Team: Howard Pulley MN      
Recruiting Interest: Minnesota Iowa State Michigan St. Iowa Duke
  Providence Marquette Ohio State Arizona Baylor
Commitment: None        
NBE Class Rank: N/A        

Scouting Report: April 2012 – Jones is the best point guard in America and showed all the reasons why in a masterful performance on Saturday night. A college head coach will be able to turn the ball over to Jones immediately as a freshman and be able to completely trust the young man. He plays with a maturity that is almost surreal for such a young player seemingly making the correct decision with the basketball every time down the floor. Jones can shoot it with range but only does so when the defense calls for it. He can slip passes into the tightest of windows on the money but only does so when the defense takes away an easier option. Perhaps most impressive was how every one of Jones’ passes seemed to land right in the hands of his teammate putting them in a position to score. Jones has a unique understanding of exactly where his teammates want the ball and he puts it right there. His recruitment with be crucial to the entire 2014 class because elite players are going to want to play alongside the elite playmaker. Tyus Jones is a bona fide stud (Brian Bosworth at Boo Williams).

July 2011 – Another one of the youngest players in the tournament, Jones plays like a seasoned veteran. Standing at 6’0” and manning the point for Howard Pulley, Jones has the ball on a string as he weaves his way up and down the floor. He always seems to make the right decision and doesn’t force things that aren’t there. Not only a facilitator, Jones showed off an impressive floater in the lane and a consistent jump shot going 3-3 from long range. Although it’s very early, Jones appears to be one of the elite point guards in the class of 2014 (Brian Bosworth at Peach Jam).

NBE Articles:
Class of 2014 Top 40 (July ’12)
Nike EYBL Oakland – Friday Recap (May ’12)
Nike EYBL Boo Williams Top Performers (April ’12)
Nike EYBL Boo Williams – Day II (April ’12)
Nike EYBL Peach Jam – Part IV (July ’11)
Nike EYBL Los Angeles – Sunday Report (May ’11)

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