Duke, North Carolina snag commitments at point guard

Duke, North Carolina snag commitments at point guard

Jones is Duke's first commitment in the 2018 class.

The brother of former Duke point guard Tyus Jones, Tre solidified himself as the nation's No. 7 overall prospect thanks to his stellar court vision and smooth finishing in the open floor.

The 6-foot-2 point guard from Apple Valley High School in Saint Paul, Minnesota chose the Blue Devils over offers from top programs like UCLA, USC, Ohio State, Minnesota and Oregon.

Tre had, arguably, the most dominant summer of any guard on any circuit, posting 19.3 points, 8.3 assists and only 1.8 turnovers on the grueling Nike EYBL.

The proverbial stage should be set for Jones to step in and make his own mark as a freshman with Duke's current freshman point guard Trevon Duval expected to be a high pick in next year's NBA Draft. Tyus Jones was, of course, a starter on the 2015 national championship team. He then passes the ball to Tre, as if he is passing the torch.

"I keep telling him his brother is going to be better than him if he keeps going, and I think Tyus doesn't discredit that one bit", Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns said, per the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda. Duke first offered Jones a scholarship back in September 2015.