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Tre Jones Speaks About Duke, The Canceled Tournament And The NBA

Among other things

Central Florida v Duke
COLUMBIA, SC - MARCH 24: Tre Jones #3 of the Duke Blue Devils goes to the basket against the Central Florida Knights in the first half during the second round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena on March 24, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina.
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SI.com has a video interview with Tre Jones up where he discusses a number of things, why he chose Duke, including the agony of missing the NCAA tournament, and of feeling ready for the NBA.

He said this about the tournament in another SI interview: “It’s rough. When it finally set in that it just wasn’t going to happen, no matter what, it hurt. As a competitor you always know that you, at least, have a chance. That was really the whole reason I wanted to go to Duke was to get that national championship.”

It’s really pointless to speculate even sometimes on draft night, but currently NBADraft.net has him projected as going to San Antonio in the second round.

That’s too low for us - he brings a lot to the floor - but as we’ve said before, playing for a stable franchise is better than simply being a high pick.

He’d be a great pick for San Antonio; Gregg Popovich would love the energy he brings to defense, not to mention his unselfishness.