The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Apple Valley, Minn. native Tyus Jones in a trade during Thursday's night's NBA Draft. Initially drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 24 pick, Jones was traded to Minnesota for two second-round draft picks.
Jones, 19, was a high school legend at Apple Valley High School and helped Duke win the 2015 NCAA title his freshman season, where he was awarded the most outstanding player of the Final Four.
"I've been watching him since he was a sophomore in high school," Wolves head coach Flip Saunders said.
Thus Jones joins No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns in Minnesota and should immediately slide in as the backup to starter Ricky Rubio at point guard.
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Well, the Wolves did it. Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones.
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