It seems like Adam Silver is going to put in a rule stating that you must play two years of college basketball before you play in the NBA. Have you given any thought on how that new rule would potential affect your career?
Jones-“You know I haven’t thought about that a whole lot. If they decide to implement that rule, we are just going to have to go with it; there’s nothing we can do about it. I think there will be a lot of people upset but that’s not something that upsets me.”
How special is it for you to be playing in the McDonald’s All American Game, a game that Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, etc. played in?
Jones-“It’s an incredible honor, just a blessing to be selected as one of the players to play in this game and like you said the names that have played in this game really kinda put it in perspective. I am really just excited and taking every moment and soaking it all in.”
Out of all the events you participated in this week, what was the one that stood out to you the most?
Jones-“I think going and visiting the Ronald McDonald’s House and spending time over there and with the kids and just trying to make their day a little bit better, just hanging out with them and putting smiles on their faces. That’s the whole reason that this game is played for, to raise money for the Ronald McDonald’s House and it kinda puts everything into perspective.”
What are you going to miss from your high school career, and what’s the most memorable moment you had playing in high school?
Jones-“You know there is a lot of memories from high school, whether it be the high school season in the winter and spending it with your classmates and you get the student sections and stuff like that. Then you go to AAU and traveling across the country and playing in those tournaments. You know there are a lot of memories that I will miss but at the same time its time for the next chapter.”
End of Interview
Tyus has the ability to improve his teammates’ performances with his leadership and composure on the court. He also possesses adept court vision, finding his teammates in ideal spots to convert. With excellent speed, Jones can lead the fast break or attack defenses in the half-court offense where he can score at the rim. During his high school career, Jones earned two gold medals with Team USA. In the fall, he and 2014 McDonald’s All American teammates Justise Winslow, Grayson Allen and Jahlil Okafor will head to Duke.
Tyus Jones – #21
Postion: Guard Apple Valley High School, MN
Hometown: Apple Valley, MN