Who is Tyus Jones?

Tyus Jones is a professional American basketball player who plays as a point guard for Memphis Grizzles, a professional basketball team playing out of Memphis, Tennessee, in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was a former player of his hometown basketball team, Minnesota Timberwolves, based in Minneapolis. Tyus Jones set the NBA record of highest single-season assist to turnover ratio record with his former team. He has made a total of 316 professional career appearances.

Quick Info 
Full NameTyus Robert Jones Sr.
Date Of BirthMay 10, 1996
Birth PlaceBurnsville, Minnesota, United States
Parent(s)Debbie Jones
Rob Jones
ProfessionBasketball Player
Current TeamMemphis Grizzlies
Age24 years
Height6 ft 2 in
PartnerCarrie Yeakey
Children1
Net WorthUS $1.63 m

Bio

Tyus Jones’ full name is Tyus Robert Jones Sr. He was born on 10 May 1996 in Burnsville, Minnesota to his mother, Debbie Jones, a point-guard herself, and father Rob Jones, who played for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He was born and raised alongside two brothers, Jadee Jones, and Tre Jones. Tyus Jones was interested in basketball from a very young age and was active in his school and college basketball programs. He is currently 24 years old with the zodiac sign of Taurus.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Tyus Jones holds an American nationality and is an African-American by ethnicity. Furthermore, he is a Christian by religion. Besides this, Tyus Jones has a muscular body type and stands at the height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88m/188cms) tall and weighs around 89kgs (196lbs). He has a pair of black colored eyes with black colored hair.

 

Education

Tyus Jones studied in the Apple Valley High School, a public high-school situated in Apple Valley, Minnesota. He was interested in basketball from a very young age and actively participated in it. After completing high school, he joined Duke University, a private research university situated in Durham, North Carolina. 

 

Personal Life

Tyus Jones has been in a relationship with his longtime sweetheart Carrie Yeakey. They got engaged before the 2019-2020 NBA season, and the couple got blessed with a son, Tyus Jr., on 5 May 2020.

 

Social

Tyus Jones is active on social media platforms. His Instagram account (@1tyus) has more than 398 thousand followers, and his Twitter account (@1Tyus) has more than 157 thousand followers. His Facebook page (@1Tyus) has more than 1.2 thousand likes and more than 1.3 thousand followers, but the page is not verified yet. Moreover, he also has a website (www.tyusjones.com) where one can get an overview of his biography and activities in which Tyus Jones is involved.

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Career

High-school Career

Tyus Jones was selected in his school team when he was in the eight-grade. He scored an average of 16.8 points per game and had an average assist of 8.1 per game. Tyus Jones received his first-ever letter of recruitment with such an impressive record after the 2009-2010 season from the USC Trojans men’s basketball program.

Tyus Jones entered the Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball team on a scholarship, and as a freshman in the group, he scored an average of 20.1 points per game and had an average assist of 7.1 with an average of 2.6 steals in just 16 games. Unfortunately, he was not able to compete for seven weeks due to a lacerated kidney.

Furthermore, Tyus Jones got invited to the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship and his team won the championship. In his sophomore season, Tyus Jones got selected as the Minnesota Associated Press’s Player of the Year among the high-school boys in 2012.

He was also the Minnesota Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year, the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year, and the Pioneer Press’ boys’ basketball player in 2012. He had scored an average of 28 points with an average assist of 8 in just 31 minutes per game. Tyus Jones won the McDonald’s All-American Game’s skills competition on 31 March. He scored 7 points and had the highest assist of 10.

 

College Career

Tyus Jones entered the Duke Blue Devils basketball team as a freshman and got given a point-guard position. He was the 45th ranked man in the Preseason All-American’s top 100 player ranking. He was also the 36th man to make it in the Bob Cousy Award Preseason Watch List.

His name also included the watch list of December Naismith Award, John R. Wooden Award, and Wayman Tisdale Award. In 2015, Tyus Jones won the NCAA Basketball Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player with 23 points and five rebounds in the championship game in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.

 

Professional Career

Tyus Jones joined the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2015-2016 season. In that season, he played 37 games with an average rebound of 1.3, moderate assist of 2.9, average steals of 0.8, intermediate blocks of 0.1, and middle points of 4.2 per game. In the 2016-2017 season, he played 60 games in which he had a moderate rebound of 1.1, average assist of 2.6, average steals of 0.8, intermediate blocks of 0.1, and middle points of 3.5 per game.

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In the 2017-2018 season, Jones played 82 games and had an average rebound of 1.6, moderate assist of 2.8, average steals of 1.2, intermediate blocks of 0.1, and middle points of 5.1 per game. Likewise, in the 2018-2019 season, Jones played 68 games and had a moderate rebound of 2.0, average assist of 4.8, average steals of 1.2, intermediate blocks of 0.1, and middle points of 6.9 per game.

He had also played a total of 4 playoff games with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the year 2018 when he had an average rebound of 2.3, moderate assist of 2.0, average steals of 0.3, intermediate blocks of 0, and middle points of 1 per game. Tyus Jones transferred from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Memphis Grizzlies. In the 2019-2020 season, Jones played 65 games and had an average rebound of 1.6, moderate assist of 4.4, average steals of 0.9, intermediate blocks of 0.1, and middle points of 7.4 per game. 

 

Achievements

Tyus Jones was an MSHSL (Minnesota State High School League) champion, Minnesota Associated Press’s Boys Basketball Player of the Year, and Minnesota Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year for his school thrice. He has also won the NCAA Basketball Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player with his colleagues in 2015. In 2014, he was in the McDonald’s All American and was also a part of the Nike Hoop Summit in the same year. Tyus Jones was named Mr. Basketball by his team Minnesota in the year 2014.

 

Net Worth

Tyus Jones earns mostly from his basketball career and as of 2020. He has a predicted net worth of $1.63 million.

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