On Sunday, Class of 2018 5-star point guard recruit Tre Jones (Apple Valley, Minn.) will make his college decision and verbally commit.
I am blessed to be in this position. I appreciate all the schools that have recruited me. I will be making my college decision on Sunday. 🙌🏽
— Tre Jones (@trejones03) August 10, 2017
In an interview Friday, Jones — the younger brother of former Duke point guard Tyus Jones — talked more in-depth about his top 6. The schools he mentioned were Ohio State, Minnesota, UCLA, Oregon, USC and Duke.
Here’s what he said, via 247Sports about both Big Ten schools:
Ohio State: “New staff. … New staff, but that staff recruited me above them. So, right when they got Ohio State, they offered me. I have a great relationship with them. I haven’t visited, but I’ve heard their campus is beautiful. And a tremendous opportunity with unlimited playing time, right off the bat. They’re looking to get their program back to when [Mike] Conley was there and those guys were there.”
Minnesota: “Minnesota, they’re coming up for sure. Last year, they had a really good year for them. They cracked the tournament again. So, they’re back in there. I mean they’re building a brand-new practice facility and then they’ve recruited my teammates very well. … There’s no pressure there. And also there’s a Pro-Am that I play in … that I play against and with some of the Minnesota guys. So, I have some chemistry with those guys.”
According to 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions on the No. 9-ranked player in his class, the 22 predictions give Duke a 100 percent chance at landing Jones.
Jones, the No. 1-ranked point guard in his class, is 6-foot-2 and is the 2016-17 Gatorade Minnesota Boys Basketball Player of the Year.