Tre Jones may be a familiar name to many Duke fans as his brother Tyus Jones played for the Blue Devils and is now with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Minnesota native has a ton of people hoping he picks the local Gophers as his college team for next year, but he’s not quite ready to commit. However, he does have a top five list of Arizona, Duke, Oregon, UCLA and Minnesota.
He gave the scoop to 247Sports on what he likes about each school and obviously mentioned Duke and talked about them at length. He talked about being so familiar with them and what that means:
“(laughs) Very familiar. I have a good relationship with all of their coaches cause I know them all. They have a winning tradition there. They seem to be getting top recruiting classes every year. I have a connection there. I know their coaching staff really well. I have been there a couple of times (laughs). I’ve met and talked with Coach K obviously a number of times. He’s one of, if not the greatest coach to ever coach. He’s won a countless amount of games.”
He also noted how much pressure there is in his home state for the Gophers to land him and keep him in-state for a budding program. Regardless of where he goes, the 6’3″, 171-pound point guard will be a welcome addition to that school’s 2018 recruiting class.
He is ranked as the No. 5 point guard by 247Sports’ own rankings and the No. 16 recruit overall. He also holds offers from Baylor, Memphis, Butler and Texas Tech.