Top 2013 PG Recruit Tyus Jones Has High Interest in Duke and UNC

By Dave Daniels

Tyus Jones made a visit to Duke and North Carolina in October and liked what he saw from both programs. Jones is the top ranked point guard in his class and has a truly dynamic game. Both Tobacco Road programs would be glad to have him. He went to a Duke game one night and then got to peek in on a practice the next day.

“The next morning we met with Coach (Mike) Krzyzewski before their practice and he was telling me about how he thinks their style fits me perfect and things like that.” Jones wrote on his blog. “We mostly talked about things other than recruiting though. He’s a big Chicago Bears fan and I’m a Minnesota Vikings fan so we went back and forth with that a little bit.”

Jones was keeping a particular eye too on how Coach K was interacting with his point guards and he liked seeing the intensity of the play on the floor.

“Watching the practice was cool too. It was really intense. I was definitely focusing a lot on what Quinn (Cook) was doing and the interaction that Coach K had with him during the practice. You know how it is; you tend to watch your position a little more. I really liked watching how they worked because I want to be somewhere where I’m pushed.”

Jones then got a chance to sit down with UNC Coach Roy Williams the next Sunday.

“On Sunday, I went back over to North Carolina because I couldn’t spend as much time over there on Saturday. I got the chance to sit down and talk with Coach (Roy) Williams and it was good to hear that he was feeling a lot better after his surgery. He was telling me how blessed he was and how well he’s doing now. That was great to hear.”

If Marcus Paige is back at UNC next year, then Jones would be entering a crowded North Carolina backcourt. Don’t be surprised though if Jones ends up with one of these 2 big time college basketball programs. It sounds like he is leaning towards Duke at the moment, but things change quickly in college basketball and you never know. I know one thing; I can’t wait to watch Tyus Jones lace them up in college.

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