The 41st pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, former Duke guard Tre Jones is a perfect fit for the San Antonio Spurs — These are the reasons why.
Quite frankly, there are a lot more reasons for San Antonio Spurs fans to be excited about the 41st pick, Tre Jones than just three. We’re talking about a blue-chip, hard-working defensive savant with incredible talent as a floor general and leader. By selecting Jones, the Spurs are getting back to the aspect of their game that’s made them great for over two decades: Two-way intellect.
Here’s the list of Jones’ accomplishments through his two seasons under legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke:
- 2019-20 ACC Player of the Year
- 2019-20 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
- 2019-20 All-ACC
- 2019 All-ACC Tournament
- 2018-19 ACC All-Freshman
- Two-time ACC All-Defensive selection
So clearly, the kid’s got game. Jones is a gamer; through and through. He elevates his play in big moments, channeling all of his skills and putting his team in a position to succeed. Jones isn’t afraid to take a big shot, defer to a teammate, or attack larger opponents despite lacking in the size department.
By picking Tre Jones, the San Antonio Spurs are proving they haven’t lost their edge. Maybe they’re drafting in a different range from what they’re used to, but that scouting department is just as talented as it’s ever been. The stakes are higher and they’re ready to tackle them — Which is the same mentality Jones carries as a player and a person.
These are the qualities that make him a perfect fit for San Antonio Spurs basketball.