Duke basketball demands offer go to five-star 2038 guard

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Assuming the kid can dribble, even if just saliva, there’s no sense in the Duke basketball coaches waiting any longer to begin pursuing one potential 2038 prospect.

In recent years, as if unsatisfied with the answer, Duke basketball fanatics have understandably repeated a pertinent question: do Tyus and Tre Jones have a younger brother?

The answer is no. That, however, does not necessarily mean yet another floor general carrying their genes — you know, the ones that promote clutch play, tenacious defense, and supreme assist-to-turnover ratios — won’t one day anchor the backcourt for the Blue Devils.

On his Instagram page this week, Tyus Jones announced the birth of his son, Tyus Robert Jones Jr., who entered the world on Tuesday and already has the smooth look of a five-star talent. Four days later, the official Duke basketball Twitter account insisted that Mike Krzyzewski and his staff extend an offer, pronto, to presumably the current No. 1 point guard in the 2038 class:

Offer or not, one thing’s for sure: Baby Tyus will at least grow up sporting Duke basketball gear. After all, he has probably already heard stories this week about how both his dad and uncle became beloved Blue Devils.

In his one college season before going No. 24 overall at the 2015 NBA Draft — now in a key backup role for the Memphis Grizzlies — Tyus Jones earned ACC All-Freshman honors, cut down nets in April, and took home the award as the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

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In his two seasons before turning pro in March, Tre Jones won an ACC Tournament title as a full-time rookie starter before becoming ACC Player of the Year and ACC Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore. The Apple Valley, Minn., native is likely to hear his name late in the first round or early in the second at the 2020 NBA Draft.

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Congratulations to Tyus Jones Sr. on the new addition to his family — and thereby #TheBrotherhood — regardless of the child’s future interest in hoops or the Blue Devils. Of course, the Duke basketball family is sure to also welcome with open arms any more offspring Tyus or Tre should ever decide to produce.

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