Tyus Jones, a top five ranked player in the 2014 college basketball recruiting class according to ESPN, recently played in his high school team’s home opener and they came away with a win. Jones was truly impressive throughout the match and ended up with 38 points and seven assists when all was said and done. Duke Blue Devil fans will be pleased to know that this young, prolific talent recently committed along with the top ranked player in the class Jahlil Okafor.
Thanks to the tweet below for making us all aware of Apple Valley’s win tonight.
Apple Valley over Minnetonka 95-85 Amar Miller 29 Tyus Jones 38 Caren Gurley 15 Dennis Austin 15 #MinnesotaHoopersStandUp
— MN Hoopers Stand Up (@MNHSU) December 1, 2013
Jones helped lead his school to a state title last season, and it would not surprise me if he wins another one this season. It would be a pretty good way to cap off his senior year, and you can bet that the young floor general has victory on his mind.
Jones and Okafor committed to the Blue Devils simultaneously despite being in separate states, which is what modern technology makes possible. They met in third grade, but it was while playing together internationally over the summers that they first concocted the idea to go to school together. And now we are here. They play against each other, which should be quite interesting on December 12th in a game which will air on ESPN2 so keep an eye out. Thanks for reading folks, and look out for big things from Rant Sports in 2014!