Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones was recently surpassed by his buddy Jahlil Okafor as the top player in the 2014 college basketball recruiting class according to Scout. He apparently wants to take the title back of best player in the 2014 class and in a recent victory over Lakeville North he exceeded 2,000 points for his high school career to start making his case. Oh yeah, he is only a junior by the way. Just thought I should mention that.
“I wanted to challenge JP,” Jones told the Star Tribune. “That was our main focus going down the stretch. … Then we turned it into offense.”
Jones is the top ranked point guard in the class according to Scout.com; he has scholarship offers from Arizona, Baylor, Duke, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Ohio State. Jones probably won’t join the Tar Heels, because one of the other top point guards in the class, Joel Berry, recently committed to the them.
Jones and Okafor have both stated publicly stated that they would like to play at the same college in 2014. That would be a truly winning and electrifying combination, but in the meantime we’ll just have to see if Jones can reach 3,000 points by this time next year. He will probably be committed by then, but we’ll just have to wait and see where he ends up.