NBA Draft Spotlight: Tre Jones

The McDonald’s All-American Duke freshman with the least hype may still be a first round pick in his own right. Tre Jones has the savvy and defensive presence to find a role.

Position: PG From: Duke Class/YOB: Freshman
Height: 6’2 Weight: 188 Wingspan: 6’4


  • Highly disruptive on-ball defender. Completely takes opposing teams out of their rhythm with his ball pressure. He stays active and is an opportunistic pick pocket
  • Smart floor general. Knows how to set guys up and set the tempo of an offense. An adept lob passer, he shows good touch as a distributor around the court
  • Does not turn the ball over. One of the best assist-to-turnover ratios in college basketball
  • Floaters and runners in the lane fall regularly. He gets them up quickly before shot blockers come
  • Hard-nosed competitor. He keeps coming at you, regardless of score or how many shots he gets up. Should be an ideal second unit point guard


  • Shooting fell off during the second part of the season. By year end, the strategy to beat Duke was to sag off him and have extra help for Zion and RJ. Simply put, he needs to be able to hit wide open jump shots to be successful in the NBA
  • Doesn’t have a scorer’s drive. He passes up some open shots to find teammates, which in part may be due to a lack of individual shooting confidence. Has to trust he can score when necessary like I’ve seen him do in the past
  • Guards the ball very well, but is still undersized. Bigger guards will make him work on the inside. It will be more apparent as a playmaker, as length can be a neutralizer for his vision
  • Most likely in the mold of a solid backup point guard, which is a valuable commodity. But can he ever become an every day starter on a championship team?
9.4 3.8 5.3 1.9 0.3 1.5 41.4% 26.2% 75.8%

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