Duke Blue Devils commit Tyus Jones has been one of the most impressive high school players this season, and with the exception of Jahlil Okafor the Apple Valley (MN) point guard should be in serious consideration for many of the national player of the year awards. Jones probably had the more impressive summer leading the EYBL in points, assists and steals; Okafor, on the other hand, has looked like the most dominant player in the class and his improved conditioning makes him almost not guard-able at the high school level.
Jones was quite happy with his team’s latest victory, and he tweeted about it recently which is always appreciated here at Rant Sports Prep.
Good win tonight.
— Tyus Jones (@Tyusjones06) December 21, 2013
Okafor and Jones will be teammates in Durham next season, but they both still have their respective state title quests to conquer. Blue Devil fans will be pleased to know that they will be the preseason number one ranked team, and much of that will be due to Jones and Okafor’s commitment.
Jones’ smooth game has been on display as well as an improved three point shooting stroke, and his four point play in the Whitney Young game was one of the most impressive shots of this year. Okafor has had his own signature plays as well though, and the humble, yet supremely gifted center could very well end up being the number one pick of the 2015 NBA Draft.
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