It’s been a while since Coach K has had a prototypical point guard to give the keys to. It’s indeed been a mixed bag of guys who either weren’t quite ready for prime time or just not a good fit for the other personnel. Tre Jones 7 games into his Duke career may be the answer to take this Duke team to that next level. Jones has played superbly up to this point and has conjured memories for most of his brother Tyus Jones. It’s not that Tre and Tyus play the game in the same way but both players play the game with a very high level of understanding and a quiet confidence. Even their numbers are similar after the same number of games at Duke.

Tre has been able to come in and do exactly what K and Company have asked of him from being a facilitator (averaging 6 assists to only 1 turnover per game) or putting the ball in the basket (10.3 points per game). Tre has improved his scoring as the year has progressed and seems to be finding his spots on the floor after only averaging 3 points per game in his first 3 games, he’s averaging 14 in his last 4 games.

Jones was spectacular against the Indiana Hoosiers not only offensively where he assisted on 8 baskets and scored 15 points while shooting 60% from the field but defensively where he had 2 steals with his staunch pressure on the ball. Tre Jones is our Devil of the Day against the Indiana Hoosiers.

Brian Horace

Brian Horace

I’ve been a Duke fan for as long a I can remember, been actively writing about the team since probably 2006 or so, seriously since 2009. I am a homer so expect no less than that. I always welcome suggestions no matter how blunt. I am also a huge music fan, not genre specific and by music fan I mean music snob. Enjoy.

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