Tyus Jones Biography

Published On Aug 04, 2016
Facts of Tyus Jones
Date of Birth: 1996 , May-10
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
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Tyus is now aged 20 years old and it seems like he is still living a single life yet. There is no any information about his love affairs and girlfriend in the media yet. His nationality is American and he has mixed ethnicity.

As a child, Tyus was enrolled at Apple Valley. During his 8th grade, he was named a varsity starter for Apple Valley in the 2009-2010 sessions. During that session, he averaged 16.8 points per game and 8.1 assists per game. During his freshman year, he was offered a scholarship from Iowa. Next year, he was selected as one of 27 athletes try out for the 12-man FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship team in the United States Olympic Training Center. He was selected in this team and USA won this tournament. In July 2011, he also attended Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Peach Jam tournament. During his sophomore year, he was selected as the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school boys basketball. He was also named in the 2012 Associated Press All-state team. In 2014, he joined Duke University men's basketball team. On 15th of April 2015, he turned professional as he entered the 2015 NBA draft and that was the end of his college career. He was the 24th overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers and then he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. On 7th of July 2015, he signed a rookie scale contract with the Timberwolves. In 2016, he will be earning the annual salary of 1.282 million USD and his net worth is also in millions. He is now aged 20 years old.

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Born in Burnsville, Minnesota

May 10 , 1996

Tall and talented, Tyus Jones was born in the mid 1990s in Burnsville, Minnesota, United States of America to Rob and Debbie. He has two siblings and they are named as Tre Jones, Reggie Bunch and Jadee Jones.

Started as a varsity starter for Apple Valley

2009

As a child, Tyus was enrolled at Apple Valley. During his 8th grade, he was named a varsity starter for Apple Valley in the 2009-2010 sessions. During that session, he averaged 16.8 points per game and 8.1 assists per game.

Received his first recruitment letter from USC

2009

After making an average of 16.8 points per game and 8.1 assists per game, he was offered his first recruitment letter from USC when he was aged 13 years old. During his freshman year, he was offered a scholarship from Iowa.

Invited to the United States Olympic Training Center

2011

In 2011, he was selected as one of 27 athletes try out for the 12-man FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship team in the United States Olympic Training Center. He was selected in this team and USA won this tournament. In July 2011, he also attended Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Peach Jam tournament.

Was named the Minnesota Boys Basketball Gatorade Player

2013

He has also won several titles and honors while he was in his school days. In 2013, he was listed as one of 10 USA Today preseason All-USA selections. In 2013, he was also named as the Minnesota Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year.

Joined Duke

2014

After his high school graduation, he joined Duke University men's basketball team in 2014. While he joined them, it was expected that he will have battle with senior point guard Quinn Cook and junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon. 

Joined Minnesota Timberwolves

April 15 , 2015

On 15th of April 2015, he turned professional as he entered the 2015 NBA draft and that was the end of his college career. He was the 24th overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers and then he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. On 7th of July 2015, he signed a rookie scale contract with the Timberwolves.

Won gold medal

2014

He is also well known for being the part of the 2014–15 National Championship team. In 2014 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, he was named the captain of the US national team. They won gold medal in this tournament.