Tyus Jones

Position: Guard
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 180 pounds
High School: Apple Valley High School
Hometown: Apple Valley, Minnesota
Twitter: @Tyusjones06
Instagram: @tyusjones06

USA Basketball Notes

Gold Medals: 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.

  • Member of the 2014 USA U18 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, won the FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship; averaged 8.2 ppg., 2.0 spg. and a team-high 6.4 apg.
  • Member of the 2014 USA Basketball Junior National Select Team that played in the 17th annual Nike Hoop Summit; started and helped the USA to an 84-73 win over the World Select Team with 13 points, six assists and five steals on April 12 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon.
  • Took part in the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team (DNT) mini-camp on Oct. 5-6 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Member of the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team that compiled an 8-0 record en route to earning the FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal in Kaunas, Lithuania; started three of eight games and averaged 8.5 ppg., 2.9 rpg. and a tournament third-best 5.4 apg.
  • Also ranked third among all competitors in the 16-team field for assist-to-turnover ratio (2.15).
  • Helped the U.S. U17 squad claim a pair of exhibition victories over Australia and Latvia in Las Palmas, Canary Islands; averaged 5.0 ppg., 2.5 rpg. and a team-best 7.5 apg.
  • Participated in the 2011 USA DNT training camp, held Oct. 15-16 in Colorado Springs.
  • Member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, won the FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship; averaged 4.6 ppg. and led the field with 5.6 apg.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA DNT on March 24, 2011.
  • Participated in the 2010 USA DNT mini-camp, held Oct. 9-10 in Colorado Springs.

College Notes

  • Signed a National Letter of Intent with Duke University in 2014-15.

High School Honors

  • Three-time Gatorade Minnesota Boys Basketball Player of the Year (2012, 2013 and 2014).
  • USA Today 2014 All-USA second team.
  • 2014 McDonald’s All-American; won the skills competition and added seven points and 10 assists for the East team.
  • 2014 Minnesota Mr. Basketball.
  • Selected to play in the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic on April 18 in Brooklyn, New York; finished with 10 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds to help the East team to a 158-147 win.
  • Associated Press Player of the Year (2012-2014), All-State first team (2012-2014) and honorable mention (2011).
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year (2012), All-Metro first team (2012) and
  • All-Metro second team (2010, 2011).
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press Player of the Year (2012 and 2013).
  • MaxPreps.com National Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-America first team (2011).
  • All-South Suburban Conference (2011, 2012).
  • All-Lake Conference (2010).

High School Notes

  • Attended Apple Valley High School (Minn.), where he played five varsity seasons (he played varsity as an eighth-grader).
  • Started all 73 games played and compiled 1,575 points and 588 assists.
  • As a senior in 2013-14, averaged 25.6 ppg., 8.1 apg., 4.5 rpg. and 2.7 spg. to help his team to a 27-2 record and the Class 4A Section 3 title game; averaged 58.0 percent from the field, 44.0 percent from 3-point range and 87.0 percent from the line.
  • As a junior in 2012-13, helped his team to a 27-2 record and a Minnesota 4A state title.
  • As a sophomore in 2011-12, averaged 28.1 ppg., 4.8 rpg., 8.0 apg. and 3.4 spg. as the Eagles finished with a 23-6 record and advanced to the Minnesota Class 4A sectional finals.
  • As a freshman in 2010-11, started all 16 games played and averaged 20.1 ppg., 7.1 apg. and 2.6 spg. to help his team to an 18-10 mark.
  • Ranks second among all-time single-season assist leaders at his school with 240 in 2010-11, and owns the record for most free throws made in a single season with 151.
  • Suffered a lacerated kidney in the first game of the 2010-11 season and was sidelined for seven weeks.
  • As an eighth-grader in 2009-10, his team went 20-8; started all 28 games and averaged 16.8 ppg. and 8.1 apg.
  • Competes in the summers for the Howard Pulley Panthers.
  • Maintained a 3.19 GPA in school.

Personal Notes

  • Born on May 10, 1996, in Burnesville, Minnesota, currently resides in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
  • Son of Debbie and Robert Jones, has one older brother, Jadee, and one younger brother, Tre.
  • Brother, Jadee Jones, played basketball for Furman University and Mankato State University.
  • Nickname is Ty.
  • 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.

 

USA Basketball Statistics:
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2014 U18
5/5
14-32
.438
2-10
.200
11-14
.786
12/2.4
41/8.2
32
0
10
2014 HSUM
1/1
6-12
.500
0-2
.000
1-2
.500
0/0.0
13/13.0
6
0
5
2012 U17
8/3
26-49
.531
2-8
.250
14-18
.778
23/2.9
68/8.5
43
0
16
2012 U17X
2/1
5-11
.455
0-1
.000
0-2
.000
5/2.5
10/5.0
15
0
5
2011 U16
5/0
11-20
.550
0-4
.000
1-1
1.000
10/2.0
23/4.6
28
1
4
Totals
21/10
61-124
.492
4-25
.160
27-37
.730
50/2.4
155/7.4
124
1
40