I enjoy referring to Timberwolves’ Guard and Apple Valley High School alum, Tyus Jones, as “Minnesota’s Youngest Son.” Unfortunately, there are a couple of problems with that nickname. First and foremost, no one else seems to appreciate it. Second of all, he has a younger brother, Tre. The moniker contradicts the hell out of itself.
Tre Jones, like his older sibling was, is a high school basketball superstar. If that isn’t evident (it should be pretty damn evident) by his 8th overall national ranking in the 2018 class or commitment to Duke, it is by his latest “Golden Archievement“. It was announced earlier this week that the 6’3″ guard was named as a McDonald’s All-American.
The McDonald’s All-American team consists of 24 high school basketball seniors from throughout the country. The organization puts the two dozen elite athletes on different rosters for an all-star game and skills competition that leaves the NFL’s Pro-Bowl in the dust. This year’s contest will take place on March 28th in Atlanta.
The Coach K commit becomes the 13th player in Minnesota history to receive this honor. Like his younger brother, Tyus Jones was also named a McDonald’s All-American. A gentlemen you might recognize by the name of Karl-Anthony Towns joined his now Wolves teammate as part of 2014’s class.
Currently, Jones and his Apple Valley teammates are ranked 5th in Minnesota’s Class 4A. He is averaging 25.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game. I know, right? EATING. The Eagles will look to repeat as state champions come March.
Tyus Jones left some large shoes for his brother to fill. As you can tell, Tre has failed to disappoint. Minnesota’s newest McDonalds All-American is already half-way down his older brother’s path to success. Why fluctuate from a proven gameplan:
Win High School State Championship Commit to Duke Earn McDonalds All American Honors
- Win NCAA National Championship
- Earn Final Four MVP Honors
- Get Drafted into the NBA