Tyus is an extremely mature and poised basketball player. He has the unique ability to make the players around him better. He will not wow you with individual excellence or 40 point scoring prowess. He is not a 5 minute evaluation. His game is one that must be watched and admired over time. Jones is terrific playing off the on ball screen. He drags the hedger and reads the defensive extremely well. He probes and keeps his dribble alive until he decides where to pass the ball. He will not hesitate to pass to the screener rolling, popping, skipping the ball to make the defense pay for helping and Jones can also turn the corner and hit the short jumper or floater or get all the way to the rim.He is an excellent passer and facilitator, that is the best part of his game. He has the ability to score when needed but prefers to pass.
He needs to improve his outside stroke and be a little more aggressive with his style while developing a consistent three point shot. Jones will have to work to be a better more physical on ball defender and not reach, gamble or leak out at times. He will have to finish the defensive possession more often.
Jones is smooth and plays with no wasted motion. He makes the right play at the right time, be it a pass, a steal, a rebound or a basket. From the neck up there's no one better in the class of 2014 with the ability to think, play and perform than Jones. He understands how to win and what it takes to win. He is a solid shooter to 19 feet but rarely forces anything. Jones is a talent with a great future. His game is similar to that of Jason Kidd at this early stage.
Travel Team: Howard Pulley Panthers...2013 Gatorade Player of the Year in Minnesota...Averaged 20.9 points, 7.6 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 steals as a junior...2014 Gatorade Player of the Year in Minnesota...Averaged 25.6 points, 8.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds as a senior...