BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Tre Jones

Class of 2018 point guard Tre Jones of Apple Valley, Minnesota, is a Duke commit. Copyright Notice: Photo by Jon Lopez

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - October 3: USA Basketball MJNT October Minicamp at the US Olympic Training Center on October 3, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/USAB)

(Photo by Bart Young/USAB)

Tre Jones (Apple Valley, Minn.), Apple Valley HS / Howard Pulley
Height: 6′
Position: Point Guard
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:


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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB Social Media Updates Player Evaluations

Date: May 12, 2017
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL Circuit Session III (Cartersville, Gerogia)

Jones is one of the three best point guards in the country in my estimation. His smooth style and size should translate seamlessly to the college level. His motor never seems to run in the red, which is a good thing. He does not have to use max energy to make plays – unlike other PGs in this class. His vision, passing ability and ability to use the ball screen are all check mark areas. His 3pt shooting will need to drastically improve however (6-19 through 12 games). Yet his form is not worrisome as he is shooting 80% from the FT line. He is averaging 20 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds currently.

Date: October 4, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Jones was good again in this elite setting. He does a great job of playing his role. Make an extra pass to a teammate, hit the open jumper or help get a stop on defense: Jones does it all. He continues to grow and fill out as well.

Date: December 6, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Breakdown Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Jones is starting to mature physically and has grown at least two if not three inches since we saw him last year. He’s finishing on the break and setting teammates up. His style right now reminds me a lot of Derryck Thornton (CA-16).

Date: December 7, 2013
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Breakdown Classic (Minneapolis, Minn.)

The fact that Jones saw any time in a game with 4,000 fans versus DeLaSalle is impressive. An eighth grader, he’s not a physically imposing prospect by any means but was effective in his minutes here playing both on and off the ball. The younger brother of Duke signee Tyus, he gets it honestly.

Highlights of Jones courtesy of BallisLife Midwest



Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at [email protected]

Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at [email protected] and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB