Duke basketball: Tre Jones gets snubbed for Bob Cousy Award

Duke basketball point guard Tre Jones (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Duke basketball point guard Tre Jones (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

In the final national award that Tre Jones was up for in his Duke basketball career, the point guard fell short in the race for the Bob Cousy Award.

Tre Jones has already started with his preparations for the 2020 NBA Draft, but he was up for one last national award before his time with Duke basketball is officially over.

However, Jones fell short in the race for the Bob Cousy Award, which is given to the best point guard in the country.

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Oregon’s Payton Pritchard was named as the winner of the award on Tuesday afternoon after averaging 20.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the floor and 41.5 percent from 3-point range.

Other than Jones, Pritchard also beat out Kansas’ Devon Dotson, Marquette’s Markus Howard, and San Diego State’s Malachi Flynn.

In comparison, Tre Jones posted 16.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.8 steals per contest while shooting 42.3 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from 3-point territory.

Payton Pritchard was named as a consensus first-team All-American as well as the Pac-12 Player of the Year as Oregon was the No. 1 seed heading into the conference tournament with a 24-7 (13-5) record.

Jones was also snubbed of the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, in which the Blue Devil fell to Kansas’ Marcus Garrett.

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After two seasons in Durham, Tre Jones will leave Duke as an ACC Tournament Champion, ACC Player of the Year, and ACC Defensive Player of the Year with a combined record of 57-12 (29-9), albeit he did not play in every single game due to some injuries.

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The Duke point guard is projected as a mid-first round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft as he trains with his brother, Tyus Jones, a former Blue Devil and current Memphis Grizzly, and now the reigns of the Duke basketball backcourt will be handed to incoming freshman Jeremy Roach.

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