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    Former Apple Valley high propagandize star Tyus Jones pronounced Wednesday he will leave Duke after one deteriorate to enter a NBA draft.

    The news was initial reported on GoDuke.com.

    The website quoted manager Mike Krzyzewski observant of his beginner indicate guard: “Tyus could not have finished a improved pursuit for us this past year. We’re so really happy for him and his family to have a event to announce for a draft. He is projected to be a first-round pick. He’s going to get a lot better, yet people have already seen him and know how he handles himself, generally in vigour situations and in a biggest games. He comes by like a champion! we desired coaching him, and we trust he’ll be an superb professional. At this time, we consider is so suitable for him to take advantage of this opportunity.”

    Jones is a third actor from a Blue Devils group that won a inhabitant championship diversion over Wisconsin on Apr 6 to announce for a draft.

    Center Jahlil Okafor, who is approaching to be one of a initial dual players drafted, announced his goal final week, and 6-6 brazen Justise Winslow announced this week as well. Jones and Okafor, who is from Illinois, have been friends given they were rarely recruited prep stars and were vigilant on personification college basketball together. Jones, who scored a game-high 23 points in a 68-63 feat over a Badgers, was named a Most Outstanding Player of a Final Four.

    A five-year starter during Apple Valley, Jones is seen as a mid- to late first-round collect by NBA experts.

    Jones spent this past weekend with his family in a Twin Cities as a preference on his destiny loomed. He done a warn revisit Monday afternoon to a Twins’ home opener to support Wolves brazen Kevin Garnett and Twins outfielder Torii Hunter with a rite initial pitch.

    Jones pronounced he spent a lot of time articulate to Garnett, who skipped college and announced for a NBA out of high propagandize in 1995 as a fifth altogether collect by a Wolves, about either he should lapse for his sophomore deteriorate during Duke or spin pro.

    “[Garnett] usually told me to suffer it all,” Jones pronounced Monday from Target Field. “Enjoy it all, don’t rush anything and usually make a many of each event that we get.”

    Jones averaged 11.8 points and 5.6 assists in his one and usually Blue Devils season. He was quoted Wednesday by a Duke basketball Twitter comment as saying, “Even yet we am entering a NBA Draft, we will perpetually be a Duke Blue Devil.”

    “It’s been unbelievable,” pronounced Jones of a final week. “You couldn’t write it adult any improved than that. It’s something you’ll never forget and it usually feels a dream.”

     

    Staff author Master Tesfatsion contributed to this report.

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