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Ask LNH: Is Tyus Jones Overrated?

Ask LNH: Is Tyus Jones Overrated?

No. If anything, the 2014 RSCI #7 Jones is underrated.

His feel and understanding of the game of basketball is truly special and nothing short of remarkable. You’ll often see him described as a “pass first point guard” along with a comment about his relative lack of athleticism. The “pass first” description is fine, but make no mistake – Tyus Jones can put points on the board with the best of them and will get flat out nasty scoring the ball when he needs to.

College basketball fans across the country will say, “Wow, I didn’t know Jones could do THAT” this year.

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Recruiting: When the Local Star Doesn’t Stay Home

When the Local Star Doesn’t Stay Home
@jbbauer612
November 6, 2013

Minnesota’s “Big Three” of Tyus Jones, Rashad Vaughn and Reid Travis are among the dwindling list of uncommitted stars from the 2014 recruiting class. Staying in the Twin Cities and playing for the hometown Gophers remains a possibility for each of them although most people believe only Travis is strongly considering Minnesota. He plans to announce his decision this Friday.

When a recruit’s commitment isn’t in agreement with a fan’s desire, responses from the fan often range from disappointed to disrespectful. This is true across many fan bases.

To be disappointed is understandable. To be disrespectful is disgraceful. Fortunately most kids and their supporters aren’t going to be overly bothered by numskulls who act a fool.

Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing and everyone has a right to say what they would like to. With that said, I’ll offer a few thoughts from my perspective.
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Gopher Targets Will be Well Represented at USA Camp

Gopher Targets Will Be Well Represented at USA Camp
September 16, 2013

Chase Jeter
Minnesota Target ’15 Chase Jeter (Photo: Nick Koza/SportsAmp.com)

USA Basketball will welcome members of its Men’s Developmental National Team to Colorado Springs, Colo. for a mini-camp on Oct. 5 and 6.

In total, 35 members of the 2013-14 USA Developmental National Team (DNT) are expected to attend. LNH saw the majority of these players at last year’s mini-camp and throughout the past year. We can attest to the high talent level of this group. They will be training in part to prepare for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai.

In addition, 13 older kids (born prior to January 1, 1997) from the high school class of 2014 will attend the camp. Some of this older group may earn the opportunity to compete for the 2014 USA U18 National Team and the 2014 USA Nike Hoop Summit Team.
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2014 Recruiting: Gophers Have Advantage Over Duke, Others

June 1, 2013
2014 Recruiting: Gophers Have Advantage Over Duke, Others

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Coach K in Dubai

The Pitch
Minnesota’s new head coach Richard Pitino can offer something to 2014 recruiting targets that many other schools, including the Duke Blue Devils, cannot.

The Minnesota high school class of 2014 features the “Big Three” of Tyus Jones, Rashad Vaughn and Reid Travis. In addition to pursuing those players, Richard Pitino won’t shy away from head-to-head recruiting battles with traditional basketball powerhouses.
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Video: Tyus Jones Not Being Very Nice

May 13, 2013
Video: Tyus Jones Not Being Very Nice

Howard Pulley guard Tyus Jones (2014 Apple Valley HS, Minn.) is known for his exceptional point guard skills. During the EYBL Session in Dallas this Saturday, Jones provided another example that he can be an aggressive/mean/nasty scorer as well. This play is flat out rude, but in a good way.

You’ll see Tyus’ good off-the-court pal #15 Jahlil Okafor playing defense above the free throw line. Howard Pulley PG #12 Jarvis Johnson dishes to Tyus who makes Okafor and the Fire pay for their positioning.

Jones turned 17 on Friday and celebrated the evening with 27 points, 7 assists, 6 steals and only 2 turnovers in a 74-72 win over CIA Bounce. Tyus was 11/11 from the field in that game (1/1 3FG, for an eFG% of 104.5%). Ridiculous.

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EYBL Session #2: Tracking Minnesota’s “Big Three”

May 1, 2013
EYBL Session #2: Tracking Minnesota’s “Big Three”

With Reid Travis joining Tyus Jones on Howard Pulley’s roster and Rashad Vaughn playing for Wisconsin Playground Elite, each of Minnesota’s “Big Three” from the 2014 recruiting class are participating in this year’s Nike EYBL.

In this article Late Night Hoops takes a look at the statistical performance of each of these players during the second session of the season. Games were played Friday through Sunday in Virginia. The final session of the EYBL regular season (Session #4) will take place in Minnesota on the last weekend of May.
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EYBL Session #1: Tracking Minnesota’s “Big Three”

April 21, 2013
EYBL Session #1: Tracking Minnesota’s “Big Three”

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Tyus Jones (38 points) & Howard Pulley fell in a close one to CP3, 70-66. (Photo: @eyblthecircuit)

With Reid Travis joining Tyus Jones on Howard Pulley’s roster and Rashad Vaughn playing for Wisconsin Playground Elite, each of Minnesota’s “Big Three” from the 2014 recruiting class are participating in this year’s Nike EYBL.

In this article Late Night Hoops takes a look at the statistical performance of each of these players during the first session of the season. Games were played Friday through today in Los Angeles. The final session of the EYBL regular season (Session #4) will take place in Minnesota on the last weekend of May.

Howard Pulley began the weekend with a 73-62 victory over Athletes First, but finished with a 1-3 record. Their losses were to Boo Williams (71-63), Georgia Stars (69-65) & CP3( 70-66). Tyus Jones had 38 points in Pulley’s final game of the weekend against CP3.
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Tyus Jones Named 2012-13 Gatorade POY of Minnesota

March 21, 2013
Tyus Jones Named 2012-13 Gatorade Player of the Year in Minnesota

Apple Valley junior point guard Tyus Jones was named the 2012-13 Gatorade Player of the Year in Minnesota.

Jones will likely delay any celebration as he’s busy this week trying to help bring a state championship to top-seed Apple Valley.  Yesterday the Eagles beat Brainerd in the quarterfinals 81-67 and will take on Eden Prairie at Target Center tonight at 6pm CT.

A win would set up a championship game for Apple Valley Saturday night (approximately 8pm CT) at Target Center against either Park Center or Edina, both of whom are led by D1-bound guards in Quinton Hooker (Park Center HS; North Dakota next year) and Graham Woodward (Edina HS, Penn State next year).

Gatorade POY winners headed to the Big Ten this fall include Michigan recruits Derrick Walton (Mich.) and Zak Irvin (Ind.) and Indiana-bound Luke Fischer (Wisc.).

Per US Today High School Sports:
Athletic achievement: He has led the Eagles to a 28-1 record and a berth in the Class 4A state tournament, scheduled to begin March 20. Jones averaged 20.9 points, 7.6 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 steals through 29 games. The returning Gatorade Minnesota Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Jones shot 62 percent from the field, 42 percent from 3-point range and 84 percent from the free throw line. Coming off the bench for USA Basketball’s U17 National Team, Jones contributed 8.5 points, 5.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game during Team USA’s gold medal run at this past summer’s World Championships. He averaged 28.1 points, 8.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 3.4 steals for Apple Valley as a sophomore.

Academic excellence: Jones has maintained a 3.17 GPA.

Exemplary character: In addition to donating his time as a youth basketball instructor, he has volunteered locally on behalf of Feed My Starving Children and as a motivational speaker for elementary school children.

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