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Duke Recruiting: Tre Jones Update

The little brother is coming into his own - fast.

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FloSports: FloHoops Breakdown USA Tip Off Classic
Dec 10, 2016; Hopkins, MN, USA; Apple Valley High School guard Tre Jones (3) during the Breakdown USA Tip Off Classic at Lindbergh Center. 
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Here’s an interesting question: Tyus Jones was a superb point guard as a freshman at Duke, leading the Blue Devils to a national championship in 2015. Could his brother Tre be better?

We won’t know the answer for a while yet but Tre has really come on and there’s a pretty good chance he’s surpassed Tyus in at least one area: he’s almost certainly a better rebounder.

That’s not a big deal as a point guard but it’s interesting. They may have some overlapping qualities - Tre is also turning into an elite point guard - but they’re not the same.

Tyus was (is) a better shooter.

Tre has one significant advantage over his brother at the same age: he’s working out every day with an NBA point guard (Tyus, in case that somehow got past you). That’s not something his older brother had.

But they share one key thing: both brothers really know how to run a team. Watching Tre develop is going to be fascinating.

Incidentally, for what it’s worth, the Crystal Ball overwhelmingly tilts towards Duke.

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