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Duke’s Tyus Jones Named NBA Summer League MVP

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Duke’s Tyus Jones Named NBA Summer League MVP

Former Duke star Tyus Jones was named MVP of the NBA Summer League.

 

The 6-1 point guard averaged 19.4 points, 6.3 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in seven games in Las Vegas to capture the award.

 

Jones, the 24th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, punctuated his MVP campaign by pouring in 29 points Sunday to lead the Timberwolves past the Suns 93-83 and into the Summer League tournament finals.

 

He also dished out 6 assists in the victory.

 

“We want it bad,” Jones told Star Tribune about his desire to win the Vegas NBA championship. “We came this far, we’re going to try to bring it all home.”

 

The Wolves will play the Bulls in the Summer League final on Monday at 9pm EST on ESPN2.

 

Chicago advanced to the title game by beating the Cavs 85-79 Sunday behind 18 points from second-year NBA player Cristiano Felicio from Brazil.

 

But it was Jones who has been the star in Vegas after the Wolves’ 2016 No. 6 overall pick Kris Dunn (Providence) has been out since suffering a concussion on July 10.

 

A college star at Duke, Jones led the team in assists as a freshman, averaging 11.8 points, 5.6 assists, and 3.5 rebounds to guide the Blue Devils to the 2015 NCAA title.

 

For his outstanding play in the tournament, he was named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player.

 

ESPN’s No. 4 ranked recruit out of high school, Jones averaged 25.6 points, 8.1 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.7 steals as a senior to lead Apple Valley (MN) to a 27-2 record and the Class 4A Section 3 championship game.

 

This season Jones averaged 4.2 points and 2.9 assists in 37 games with the Wolves.

 

 

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