North Carolina No Longer an Option For 2014 Point Guard Tyus Jones

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Over the weekend, the North Carolina Tar Heels were virtually overwhelmed at home, as Duke earned the regular season sweep of their hated rivals.

Maybe 2014 star point guard Tyus Jones wasn’t impressed because now the Tar Heels are no longer an option for his next level services. Jones narrowed his list down to seven schools this past weekend, eliminating UNC in the process.

Jones, who is considered to be the second-best prospect within the class of 2014 is down to Baylor, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Duke, according to Mike Max of Minnesota.cbslocal.com.

At 6-foot-1, Jones is a native of Apple Valley, Minnesota and his production at the high school level has earned him the hype that will now follow him over the next few years. Jones is considered to be the top point guard prospect within the class of 2014.

Looking back over the course of the past few years, UNC has been fortunate enough to have some very good production at the point guard position. Former Tar Heel Kendall Marshall played his way into one of the top assist leaders in the country prior to being selected in the NBA Draft lottery just last summer. Now, head coach Roy Williams has freshman star Marcus Paige running the show, and although Paige is young and still developing on the court, his potential is certainly one that gives Tar Heels fans plenty of confidence moving forward.

Albeit Jones is not headed to North Carolina, the Tar Heels shouldn’t have much trouble finding another back court talent down the line.

 

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