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Duke point guard Tre Jones declares for NBA Draft

Associated Press

Monday 23 March 2020 07:16, UK

Point guard  Tre Jones celebrates a Duke victory
Image: Point guard Tre Jones celebrates a Duke victory

Duke sophomore Tre Jones says he will enter the 2020 NBA Draft.

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The point guard was named to the third team of the Associated Press All-America team on Friday after being named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year by the league and runner-up for the same award from the AP.

Jones averaged 16.2 points and 6.4 assists for the Blue Devils, the highlight being his buzzer-beating shot off his own intentionally missed free throw to force overtime in a wild comeback win at North Carolina on February 8.

In a statement released by the school on Saturday, Jones said his goal was to win a national championship and he had thought about "what if" in light of the NCAA Tournament being cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus.

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But Jones said he appreciated "the amazing experiences and relationships" from two years with the Blue Devils, who reached an NCAA regional final in his freshman year.

In a statement, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski called Jones "the heart and soul of our program" over his two seasons and "such a pleasure to coach."

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Team spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Saturday that Jones has not yet hired an agent.

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