Duke guard Tyus Jones to enter NBA draft
Jones averaged 11.8 points, 5.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals this season for the Blue Devils.
Jones raised his play in the postseason, scoring 13 points per game in the NCAA tournament, including 23 points in the National Championship victory over Wisconsin. He was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player.
“Coming to Duke was a dream of mine and being a part of such a special team was amazing,” Jones said in a release. “I knew coming in I would be a part of a great team, but I never envisioned I would be a part of such an incredible family. That is what has made winning a national championship such an amazing experience. I am faced with the tough decision of returning to a place I love or pursuing my next dream.”
Jones is the third freshman from this season’s team to declare for the draft, which will take place June 25 in New York City.
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