Duke basketball all-time favorite posts first career triple-double in victory

Duke basketball guard Tre Jones (Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball guard Tre Jones (Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports) /

One of the Duke basketball all-time favorites notched his first career-triple double. 

Many knew that it would not take long for Duke basketball guard Tre Jones to find success in the NBA and the former ACC Player of the Year has broken though in the league.

Jones recorded his first triple-double with the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night in its stunning 142-134 upset overtime victory against the Sacramento Kings with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in 33 minutes while committing just one foul and one turnover.

The 23-year old was 7-for-11 from the field and made all three of his free throw attempts.

Tre Jones has scored in double figures in 10 of his last 11 games as the third year player has carved out a starting role within the rebuilding Spurs organization, starting 61 of 64 games played this season.

The 6-foot-1 guard is averaging career high’s in nearly every major statistical category with 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.4 steals per game.

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Jones had not grabbed more than eight rebounds in a game this season prior to his performance against the Kings.

Tre Jones is shooting 45.0-percent from the field this season but struggles with his 3-point shot, making just 27.2-percent of his attempts.

Duke basketball guard draws even with brother

Tre Jones tied his brother Tyus Jones, another legendary Duke basketball product, in career triple-doubles after the elder Jones recorded his first eye-popping stat line against his younger brother and the Spurs earlier this season.

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Tyus Jones is also enjoying a career season by posting 10.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 5.1 assist per game for the Memphis Grizzlies who have dreams of winning an NBA Championship this season.

San Antonio has been eliminated from postseason contention after another tough year but the Spurs have just four games remaining in the season and will conclude a three game road trip on Tuesday night against the Phoenix Suns (10:00p.m. ET).

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