Tyus Jones' hectic summer

  • Updated: July 22, 2011 - 12:48 AM


How Tyus Jones spent his summer vacation:

June 10-12: Competed for a spot on USA Basketball's national 16-and-under team during a tryout with 26 other players in Colorado Springs, Colo.

June 12: USA Basketball coaches told Jones that he made the national team.

June 21-25: Jones tallied a team-high 28 assists in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men in Cancun, Mexico, where his squad won the gold medal.

July 12-15: Jones competed in Peach Jam tournament in North Augusta, S.C.

July 14: Jones scored 31 points during an 84-80 win over BABC (Boston) with Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, Minnesota's Tubby Smith, Michigan State's Tom Izzo and others watching from the sidelines.

July 18-present: Jones has received scholarship offers from Michigan State, Providence, Marquette, Ohio State and Iowa State and talked to Krzyzewski on the phone.

July 22-25: Jones and his Howard Pulley team will compete at St. Louis Summer Classic in St. Louis, Mo. Many Division I coaches are expected to attend.

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