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Tyus Jones narrows list down to seven schools

Mar 9, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

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Tyus Jones (Apple Valley High/Apple Valley, Minn.) is not only one of the top guards, but he’s one of the top players in the Class of 2014. The 6-foot-1 point guard that has captivated the state of Minnesota has provided the seven schools remaining in his recruitment in an interview with CBS Minnesota on Friday night.

Jones, in an interview with Mike Max of Minnesota.CBSLocal.com, stated that “Baylor, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State, Minnesota, and Ohio State are among the finalists for his services.

“Tyus is a kid that can lead first and foremost,” Apple Valley head coach Zach Goring told CBS Minnesota. “A tremendous basketball player, but a really good kid, too.”

While he’s still one of the highly-touted recruits, Jones and his Apple Valley Eagles are still in the hunt for a Minnesota state title. On Saturday, they take on Cretin-Derham Hall in the sectional semifinals.

Jones has previously visited Kentucky, back in January.

Terrence is also the lead writer at NEHoopNews.com and can be followed on Twitter: @terrence_payne

  1. clevelandschronic2 - Mar 9, 2013 at 6:35 AM

    I pray thad matta can finally get some top level talent in columbus. His last couple recruiting classes have been terrible. Its really starting to show now that sullinger is gone. He needs to step it up both michigan st and Michigan(only in basketball) is doing work on us recruiting wise. This team has glaring holes that need to be fixed

  2. tramonisland - Mar 9, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    He’s going to Duke, it’s pretty obvious. It’s a shame the Gophers won’t get either hometown kid, Tyus or Rashad Vaughn.

  3. nvandy42 - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    It’d be dope for him and Vaughan to stay at Minnesota. look at Mbakwe, left and then came back and the U was the best thing that could have happened to,him. It’ll give them a chance to,really showcase themselves and put the gophers back on the map.

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