Tyus Jones chooses Duke

  • Article by: Joe Christensen , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 16, 2013 - 8:36 AM

The Apple Valley star, as planned, joins friend Jahlil Okafor in playing for coach Mike Krzyzewski.

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usa2012Nov. 15, 13 3:17 PM

Excellent choice Mr. Jones. Great coach and program but hope you enjoy the end of the bench...

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ericgus55Nov. 15, 13 3:18 PM

Good for him. If one has NBA aspirations, Duke is a great choice. If one wants to use their basketball abilities to get a top-notch education in preparation for a career outside of basketball, Duke is a great choice. (It's the same way I felt about the local kid last week who chose Stanford - it's hard to knock a kid who chooses to attend Stanford when he's got the opportunity).

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Papa CuanditoNov. 15, 13 3:20 PM

It will be interesting to see if Tyus starts flopping more during this coming season at Apple Valley. That way, he can hit the ground running when he becomes a Dukie.

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dirtydogsNov. 15, 13 3:27 PM

WHO CARES?? Finally this is over and we will likely never hear from him again. Much like many of the Minnesota players that move on to so called greener pastures.

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schwartzrlNov. 15, 13 3:27 PM

Surpise, surprise. All things considered, it's probably where he belongs.

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moretaxesnowNov. 15, 13 3:36 PM

As expected by most level-headed people months ago.

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moretaxesnowNov. 15, 13 3:38 PM

Why would you boooo his decision? If he had picked Minnesota over every other school in the country, I'd have serious questions about the education he got at Apple Valley.

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misterwittNov. 15, 13 3:40 PM

Get a life you Trolls, where's the MN nice? Nobody elite is picking the U of M until they get serious about the Athletic Complex. If you think The Barn and sprawled campus are a draw you are dreaming....

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purelogicNov. 15, 13 3:43 PM

ericgus55 - NBA aspirations? He'll probably go down in history and have a thriving NBA career similar to the other 5 star players who chose Duke. Just like Elliot Williams, Ryan Kelly, Andre Dawkins, Brian Zoubek, Greg Paulus, Shaun Lingingston and Demarcus Nelson. Those guys are killing it in the NBA.

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nomedsNov. 15, 13 3:44 PM

If you intend to travel to Duke, don't blink you will miss what they call a campus. Too much attention is given to high schoolers these days. The only reason why I am responding is because the Startribune has this as a top story. It's sad to see how far we have fallen.

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