Duke rookie Tre Jones will return next season


Duke freshman Tre Jones will return to the Blue Devils for their second season, the school announced on Twitter on Monday.

OFFICIAL: # ️⃣3️⃣ in 2019-20 ?? pic.twitter.com/L98L6uFdqA

– Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) April 8, 2019

Jones, a 6-foot, 2-foot guard, is ranked No. 4 in the NBA on ESPN.

He was one of four five-star prospects in Duke's recruiting clbad in 2018, along with Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish. It is likely that the other three will become professionals and enter the June draft of the NBA.

Jones averaged 9.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.3 badists this season. However, he fought with his jump shot, achieving only 26.2 percent of his 3-point attempts.

Jones, one of the best defenders of the ball in the country, also averaged 1.9 steals.

Duke was the only favorite in the NCAA tournament, but lost in the Elite Eight to the state of Michigan. Jones fought against All-American Cbadius Winston, finishing with only four points. However, perhaps he had his best game of the season against Virginia Tech in Sweet 16, finishing with 22 points, eight badists and zero turnovers and went with 5 of 7 from behind the 3-point line.

Jones had hinted that he might be returning to social networks on Saturday night with an Instagram post from him shrugging his shoulders and a legend that said "Year 2?"

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