#OTRHoopsReport Prospect Eval: Tyus Jones – Dec. 4, 2013

Tyus Jones arrived in Colorado focused and ready to work on securing his spot on the Nike Hoop Summit roster next spring.
*Courtesy of USA Basketball

Editor’s Note: “Prospect Eval” is a regular piece designed to inform our readers of the staff’s most recent evaluation on a prospect.

By: @BrandonClayPSB

Class of 2014 prospect Tyus Jones of Apple Valley, Minn., made a statement on the Nike EYBL circuit establishing himself as the nation’s top point guard. As if that wasn’t enough, he upped the ante with his play in Colorado Springs during the USA Basketball Camp in early October. A Duke signee, expect the 6-foot-1 prep to fit right into Coach K’s rotation in Durham next season. We’ll get another eval in on the five-star floor general this weekend at the Breakdown event in Minneapolis. For now, here’s our look at Jones from Colorado.

Oct. 2013 – USA Basketball Mini-Camp Evaluation:

Jones’ desire to win every time out extended to this setting as Jones finished first in sprints, led every drill and pushed the 2015 and 2016 perimeter players to compete with his play. Under pressure, Jones is a cool customer with the basketball in his hands. The five-star floor general might lack the length of a Rajon Rondo or the explosiveness of a Derrick Rose but Jones showed here that he belongs at the head of his class. He has a nice understanding of pace and change of speeds to score. Jones willingness to distribute the basketball, especially to the post players, made him a popular guy to have manning the point guard position.

Brandon Clay teams up with Marques Burnett to talk Jones and the rest of the class of 2014 prospects on hand in Colorado Springs:

Highlights of Jones compliments of IA Elites:

Brandon Clay Brandon Clay is the Director of Scouting for the OTRHoopsReport.com. Clay is also the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com

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