Jones leads Apple Valley to Class 4A title

Tre Jones (Mitch McDonald/MSR News)

Junior guard Tre Jones scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds while dominating on both ends of the floor to lead Apple Valley to a 60-54 victory over Champlain Park and the Class 4A state boys basketball title.

Mason Morse added 12 points and Mohamed Kone played a near flawless floor game for the Eagles.

This was Apple Valley’s third Class 4A state title in five years after winning previous titles in 2013 and 2015.

Jones, who was the point guard on the 2015 squad as a freshman, was named to his third consecutive all-tournament team.

The Eagles defeated Champlin Park for the state title in 2015.

The 6-foot- 2, 180 pound junior guard Jones was recently named The Gatorade Minnesota Player of the Year after averaging 23.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 3.6 steals in 28 games.

Older Brother and current Minnesota Timberwolves guard, Tyus Jones, won the award in 2012, 2013 and 2014 before leading Duke to the NCAA championship as a freshman in 2015.

Jadee Jones, the oldest brother who serves as an assistant coach at Apple Valley, starred at DeLaSalle and Hopkins, graduating in 2004 before playing collegiately at Furman.

Tre Jones was also recently named Associated Press Player of the Year for the state of Minnesota.

Tre Jones, Kone and Luke Martens were named to all-tournament team.

 

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