Tyus Jones feels Minnesota belongs in top 8

Andy Lyons

The top high school junior's narrowed list of schools includes the Gophers.

Apple Valley, Minn., high school junior Tyus Jones is one of the top basketball recruits in the 2014 class, and he recently narrowed his list of schools to eight teams. Among those eight is the Minnesota Golden Gophers, where Jones told the Star Tribune he has good relationships:

"You know, they've been there since the beginning of it all. They're the hometown school, so I grew up watching them. I've got a good relationship with coach [Tubby] Smith and coach [Ron] Jirsa and the coaching staff there. There one of the first schools that started recruiting me and I like what they're doing over there. So that's why they're still one of my final schools I'm looking at."

Jones has trimmed his list to the following eight schools: Baylor Bears, Duke Blue Devils, Kansas Jayhawks, Kentucky Wildcats, Michigan State Spartans, Minnesota, Ohio State Buckeyes and North Carolina Tar Heels. According to Jones, he doesn't have any further plans to cut his recruiting list.

Jones is rated as a top three 2014 recruit by all the major recruiting services along with Chicago center Jahlil Okafor. Jones is a 6'1 point guard battling with Dallas' Emmanuel Mudiay for title as best guard of the cycle, though both are among a host of sky-scraping forwards at the top of most recruiting lists.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.