Duke got its first commitment from the 2018 class on Sunday, when Tre Jones selected the Blue Devils
Jones is the top point guard in the class and the No. 9 prospect, overall. The five-star is a 6-2, 175-point playmaker from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Last season, he averaged 23 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds per game. On the Nike summer basketball circuit, Jones averaged 20.4 points, 7.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds.
Jones follows his brother, Tyus, who was the point guard for the 2015 National Champions in his only season at Duke. Jones also had offers from Minnesota, Ohio State, UCLA, USC, Arizona and Baylor, but Duke appeared to be the favorite from the very beginning of his commitment.
Next season, Jones will likely replace Trevon Duval, an incoming freshman at Duke who is expected to be a one-and-done, declaring for the NBA Draft after a season as Duke’s point guard. Another incoming 2017 freshman, Gary Trent Jr., was Jones’ teammate at Apple Valley High School.