Duke’s Tyus Jones to enter NBA Draft

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Duke freshman Tyus Jones will enter the NBA Draft, according to ESPN.

Overshadowed by fellow Blue Devil freshman Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow most of the season, Jones rose to the occasion in the NCAA Tournament, winning Most Outstanding Player after scoring a team-high 23 points in the championship. The 6-1 guard had 19 points in the second half of the title game, including two key threes that helped Duke win it.

Jones is part of an elite group of true freshman who were named NCAA MOP. Anthony Davis (2012), Carmelo Anthony (2003) and Pervis Ellison (1986) are the others. All but Ellison turned pro after their freshman season.

Okafor and Winslow have both declared for the draft.


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