2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11

Tyus Jones

Position: Guard
Height: 6-2 / 188 cms
Weight: 175 / 79 kgs
School: Apple Valley High School Ď14
Hometown: Apple Valley, Minnesota

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Member of the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team that compiled an 8-0 record en route to earning the FIBA U17 World Championship gold medal in Kaunas, Lithuania; started three of eight games and averaged
  • 8.5 ppg., 2.9 rpg. and a tournament third-best 5.4 apg. He also ranked third among all competitors in the 16-team field for assist-to-turnover ratio (2.15).
  • Helped the U.S. U17 squad claim a pair of exhibition victories over Australia and Latvia in Las Palmas, Canary Islands; averaged 5.0 ppg., 2.5 rpg. and a team-best 7.5 apg.
  • Participated in the 2011 USA Developmental National Team training camp, held Oct. 15-16 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, won the FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship; averaged 4.6 ppg. and led the field with 5.6 apg.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team on March 24, 2011.
  • Participated in the 2010 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held Oct. 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School Honors

  • Gatorade Minnesota Boys Basketball Player of the Year (2012).
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year (2012), All-Metro first team (2012) and All-Metro second team (2010, 2011).
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press Player of the Year (2012).
  • MaxPreps.com National Freshman of the Year and Freshman All-America first team (2011).
  • Associated Press Player of the Year (2012), All-State first team (2012) and All-State honorable mention (2011).
  • All-South Suburban Conference (2011, 2012).
  • All-Lake Conference (2010).

High School Notes

  • Attends Apple Valley High School (Minn.), where in three† varsity seasons (he played varsity as an eighth-grader) he has started all 73 games played and compiled 1,575 points and 588 assists.
  • As a sophomore in 2011-12, averaged 28.1 ppg., 4.8 rpg., 8.0 apg. and 3.4 spg. as the Eagles finished with a 23-6 record and advanced to the Minnesota Class 4A sectional finals.
  • Ranks second among all-time single-season assist leaders at his school with 240 in 2010-11, and owns the record for most free throws made in a single season with 151.
  • Aided his team in 2010-11 to an 18-10 mark, started all 16 games played and averaged 20.1 ppg., 7.1 apg. and 2.6 spg.
  • Suffered a lacerated kidney in the first game of the 2010-11 season and was sidelined for seven weeks.
  • As an eighth-grader in 2009-10, his team went 20-8; started all 28 games and averaged 16.8 ppg. and 8.1 apg.
  • Competes in the summers for the Howard Pulley Panthers.

Personal Notes

  • Born on May 10, 1996, in Burnesville, Minn., currently resides in Apple Valley, Minn.
  • Son of Debbie and Robert Jones, has one older brother, Jadee, and one younger brother, Tre.
  • Brother, Jadee Jones, played basketball for Furman University and Mankato State University.
  • Nickname is Ty.
  • Owns a 3.05 GPA.
  • Has volunteered in his community for Feed My Starving Children and has served as a motivational speaker for elementary school children.
  • Tweets under the handle @TyusJones06.

The Inside Scoop

  • If he could drive anything, it would be: a Range Rover.
  • Currently drives: his momís Buick Regal.
  • Favorite Twitter account you follow:† @USABasketball.
  • Sprints or long-distance running: sprints.
  • Scrabble or Words with Friends: Words with Friends.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: biology.
  • Post-basketball career ambitions: become a basketball coach.
  • Has held a job: working at basketball camps.
  • Has taken two years of: Spanish.
  • Favorite superhero: Superman.
  • Favorite Gatorade flavor/color: orange.
  • If he played football, he would be a: quarterback.
  • Favorite meal to make at home: PB&J sandwiches.
  • When he was five, wanted to be: an NBA player.
  • If he could live in any city in the world, it would be: Dubai.
  • Favorite magazine: ESPN the Magazine.
  • Piece of clothing he canít live without: Nike Elite socks.
  • Most prized possession: his family.
  • Favorite basketball players of all time: LeBron James and Michael Jordan.
  • Favorite non-basketball Olympian: Usain Bolt.
  • Best player ever faced: Anthony Davis.
  • Would like to go one-on-one against: Chris Paul.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: being with his family.
  • First basketball memory: shooting in his backyard.
  • If he werenít playing basketball, he would be doing this after high school: playing another sport.
  • Superstitions: listens to music before games, puts his right shoe on before the left and keeps his Elite socks straight.
  • First overseas trip: was with the 2011 USA U16 National Team.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
AT
BK
ST
PTS/AVG
2012 U17
8/3
26-49
.531
2-8
.250
14-18
.778
23/2.9
43
0
16
68/8.5
2012 U17 exh
2/1
5-11
.455
0-1
.000
0-2
.000
5/2.5
15
0
5
10/5.0
2011 U16
5/0
11- 20
.550
0- 4
.000
1- 1
1.000
10/ 2.0
28
1
4
23/ 4.6
TOTALS
15/4
42- 80
.525
2- 13
.154
15- 21
.714
38/ 2.5
86
1
25
101/ 6.7