Sophomore point guard Tre Jones named as ACC Co-Player of the Week

Duke basketball point guard Tre Jones (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Duke basketball point guard Tre Jones (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

The Duke Basketball sophomore point guard, Tre Jones, was named as the ACC Co-Player of the Week after leading the Blue Devils to two victories.

After two victories this week, the Atlantic Coastal Conference named the Duke Basketball point guard, Tre Jones, as the Co-Player of the Week.

Duke picked up a road win over Georgia Tech and a home victory over Wake Forest with Jones leading the way in both games.

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Tre Jones shared the Player of the Week title with Aamir Simms of the Clemson Tigers, a player and team that Jones and the Blue Devils will see on Tuesday night in South Carolina.

Against the Yellow Jackets, Tre Jones scored 16 points, and five of Duke’s last seven points as the sophomore led the Blue Devils to a comeback victory over Georgia Tech, 73-64.

Jones also gathered eight rebounds, seven assists, and four steals on a team-high 39 minutes and made 5-of-7 shots from the field and his only attempt from 3-point range.

The win over Georgia Tech also came on Jones’ 20th birthday.

On Saturday night, Jones played one of his best games of the season and proved to the country, once again, that he is the best guard in the nation.

Tre Jones scored 23 points in the 90-59 win over the Demon Deacons in addition to three rebounds, five assists, and four steals on 10-of-15 shooting and 3-of-4 from 3-point range.

In his second season in Durham, Jones is averaging 14.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 7.0 assists, and 2.3 steals per game and this is his second recognition by the ACC as a Co-Player of the Week.

The Apple Valley, Minnesota native also received the award on December 9 after Duke was coming off a week in which it won on the road against Michigan State and Virginia Tech.

Tre Jones and the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils will be back on the road to face the Clemson Tigers on Tuesday night and the No. 11 Louisville Cardinals will come to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday evening.