A tough gritty defensive guard who is more than capable of running an offense and projects to bring immediate value to a rotation.
Considered a dark horse late first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, point guard Tre Jones decided to return to Duke for another year of development. It was a great decision by Jones and one that was to the approval of NBA evaluators. Jones has a wide range of tools that NBA teams look for in a floor general. Tough, unselfish, and a high basketball IQ on the defensive side of the ball, NBA teams wanted to see Tre take the next step in his development when it came to his outside shooting. That's just what Jones did at Duke in his sophomore year. After shooting just 26.2% from deep as a freshman, Jones finished his sophomore campaign with a three-point percentage of 36.1%.
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One of the more impressive defensive prospects in this year's class. Gets after it when it comes to on-ball defense. Does a great job of defending screens. Intelligent team defender as well who reads passing lanes and knows how to be disruptive. Ranked in 91st percentile defensively (via Synergy).
FEEL FOR THE GAME
High basketball IQ player who understands angles and how to put teammates in best position to succeed. Plays under control with pace. Rarely finds himself out of control.
Outside shooting took a major jump from his freshman year. Posted a 36.1 3P% after shooting just 26.2% from 3 as a freshman. Still, there's some work to do. Shows good touch and shot 77% from the line this year, which should provide some hope his best shooting days are ahead.
Lacking the explosive leaping ability to be a consistent finisher around the basket. Posted a 42.6 FG% on shots around the basket this year (via Synergy).
Small sample size even though his 3P% took a sizeable jump after his freshman year. Needs to develop some more confidence in his shot but that could come with repetition. Shot 37.7% on Jump Shots in Half Court offense this year.
It's always a blessing to see an NBA prospect decide to return to school for another year and improve the overall weakness in their games. Duke guard Tre Jones made a wise decision returning to develop his game further. While his outside shot will still need to convince NBA teams it's on the rise, Jones offers a variety of promising attributes when it comes to his game. Jones offers serious intrigue for a team looking to add some nastiness to their backcourt, as he will make his living on the defensive side of the ball.