Tyus Jones Celebrity Life
Tyus Robert Jones or Tyus Jones is a basketball professional from America. He was born on May 10th, 1996 and plays with the Memphis Grizzlies from NBA. He has featured in the Minnesota Timberwolves between 2015 and 2019. He featured in college basketball with Duke Blue Devils during the freshman year in 2014–15 team for the National Championship.
He was included in the top 10 performers of the national class of 2014 under the high school category by ESPN, Rivals.com, and Scout.com.
He was a state champion for the Class 4A of the High School League of Minnesota State. He was also chosen as the Player of the Year for Minnesota Associated Press on three occasions.
He featured in the Hoop Summit by Nike in 2014, Brand Classic by Jordan in 2014, and All-American Boys match. He also completed the skills competition of the McDonald's 2014 All-American match successfully.
He was included by the Cleveland Cavaliers as a 24th pick of the NBA 2015 Draft. He was then sold to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He made a record for the assist to turnover ratio within a season while he was playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jones played for the US Men’s Basketball team and helped them gain gold at the Under-16 campaign of FIBA Americas in 2011, and the FIBA World Championship for Under-17 in 2012. Jones made 28 assists from 5 games for the U16 team. Later the U17 team went on an unbeaten streak of 8 matches and Jones topped by providing 43 assists.
USA Basketball called for a tryout in May 2014. Jones was invited to this alongside 20 others. He became one out of the 10 freshmen to get picked to the Under-18 Americas Championship of 2014 FIBA.
Jones was a part of the 12 member team and the team went on to win Gold Medal in the tournament where Jones served as the captain.
Jones' parents are separated. He had 3 siblings. One of the features with the Duke Blue Devils and the remaining two are half brothers who were also involved in college basketball. He has basketball in his blood. His mother was a point guard in her childhood and helped the Devils Lake High School to championships.
His father was also a player for the University of Wisconsin through the 1980s and participated in the Division III championship. His aunt, cousin, and uncle were players too.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2015–2019)
Jones ended his college playing days and got into the Drafts of NBA 2015 and was picked as the 24th pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers who then handed him over to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a layer exchange deal.
Jones signed his rookie-level contract for the Timberwolves. He was assigned to the affiliate team of the Utah Jazz, the Idaho Stampede for better playtime.
He had an average of 5.0 assists, 1.5 steals, and 24.7 points from 35.2 minutes per match. He registered his first field goals of NBA in December versus the San Antonio Spurs. He netted a career-best of 9 points against the Boston Celtics in February.
He became the MVP of the Summer League of the NBA in 2016. In December 2018, he scored his first career double-double with 10 points and assists versus the Sacramento Kings.
Jones topped the statistics of NBA in different aspects like steal-to-turnover with 2.4, steal-to-foul with 1.4, and Assist-to-turnover with 6.8. He set an NBA record of the ratio between single-season assist and turnover registering 6.96.
Memphis Grizzlies (2019–present)
Jones entered into a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies after being refused an offer for the Timberwolves
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