Tyus Jones

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Tyus Jones is a popular American professional basketball player who has been affiliated with Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA since 2015. It has been announced that Jones would enter the 2015 NBA draft. He was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.   


Professional basketball player Tyus Jones was born on May 10, 1996, in Burnsville, Minnesota. He was born to mother Debbie Jones and father Rob Jones. Tyus has got three brothers namely Tre Jones, Jadee Jones and Reggie Bunch. His half-brothers Jadee Jones and Reggie Bunch both played college basketball.

Early life and education

Tyus Jones career in basketball has been built right from the beginning. Basketball was not simply his hobby, it was his passion.  Tyus Jones career in basketball could be dealt by categorizing into different levels. Starting from his high school career, he was able to earn the role as a varsity starter for Apple Valley as an eighth grader for the 2009–10 season. He received his first recruiting letter from USC at the age of 13 that year. As a freshman, he got his first scholarship offer from Iowa. Following the freshman season, he was invited by USA Basketball to the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado to be one of 27 athletes try out for the 12-man FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship team. He got selected there

Tyus Jones was simply developing himself in basketball and as a sophomore; he was a unanimous selection as the 2012 Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school boy’s basketball.  Jones was named to the 2012 Associated Press All-state team along with Siyani Chambers, Joey King, Tyler Vaughan and Johnny Woodard. Jones played for Team USA at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship in Kaunas, Lithuania from June 29 – July 8, 2012. The team showed an amazing performance and was unbeatable in eight games.

 Career and net worth

Tyus Jones career starts getting polished along with time. Jones entered his 2012–13 junior season as the national class of 2014's top-ranked basketball player as reported by ESPN and Tyus Jones career in the junior season started. Tyus Jones was listed second by Sports Illustrated columnist Frank Burlison on August 16, 2012. Jones was able to become one of 10 USA Today preseason All-USA selections along with Aaron Gordon, Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Kasey Hill, Okafor, Parker, Julius Randle, Noah Vonleh, Andrew Wiggins.

Tyus Jones career sparked even more after he got into senior season. Jones was co-MVP for 2013 Under Armour Elite 24 All-star game's winning team. Actually, his high school career ended after defending state champion Apple Valley lost to Cretin-Derham Hall High School 89–77 in double overtime in the Class?4A Section 3 championship despite 35 points from Jones on March 6, 2014. Jones was the winner of skills competition at the McDonald's All-American Game on March 31, 2014.

Young Tyus Jones went to Duke University. Tyus Jones career in college made him even more polished. Jones was named to the All-ACC third team and was among a trio that was the first to be selected to the All-ACC Freshman first team following the 2014–15 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball season. In his professional career, Jones has been affiliated with Minnesota Timberwolves from 2015 to present.

Tyus Jones career has long to go and have much success to come so Tyus Jones net worth is expected to increase even more. Tyus Jones net worth has 2not been disclosed yet.

Personal life and spouse

Young and handsome Tyus Jones has a personality to die for. He was said to be in a relationship with his high school girlfriend Alyssa Goehner. Tyus Jones girlfriend is amazingly beautiful and they are very much in love. His girlfriend Alyssa, is known to be an avid volleyball player.She is determined to make it into the U.S national squad oneday.  However, news and rumours declare that the couple has already broken up for more than a year now. Hence, nothing could be said for sure about his dating life.  Some also say that Jones has been in on and off relationship with Carrie Yeakey.

Awards, achievements, and recognitions

Even though Jones is his early twenties, he has achieved a lot. Jones was selected to the 10-man Team USA for the 17th annual Nike Hoop Summit on April 12, 2014, at the Moda Center.

On March 17, he won Associated Press Co-Player of the Year. Tyus Jones twitter account is active and anyone can follow Tyus Jones Twitter account.

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