Sophomore PG Tyus Jones will be special 

October, 18, 2011
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Jones is a special sophomore

I had a chance to sit down with Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, Minn./Apple Valley) last weekend in Colorado Springs. Going into camp, I thought Jones was the best pure point guard in high school basketball and he did little to change my impression. Jones was the second-youngest player in the entire camp but after Jabari Parker (Chicago/Simeon), he’s the most mature. Jones is an intelligent kid on and off the court and that’s vital to the position he plays. There’s no doubt in my mind he’s going to be a floor general in college and beyond. He samples from my all-time favorite PG, Chris Paul, and like CP3, Jones is a thinking man’s pass-first point guard who is introspective. He’s so much more mature than his age and his game follows suit. Mentally, this kid is at such a high level you know he’s going to be elite for a long time.

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