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Matt Jones
Player Profile:
Matt Jones 1452537
Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 204
Year: Senior
City/State: DeSoto, Texas
High School: DeSoto
Career Stats

• Has played in 106 games in a Duke uniform, making 53 starts and averaging 6.2 points and 1.9 rebounds
• A career .383 shooter from three-point territory entering his senior season
• Entering his senior season, has scored in double figures 27 times
• One of the nation’s most relentless perimeter defenders, regularly draws the assignment of the opponent’s best perimeter player
• Has played in 10 NCAA Tournament games, averaging 5.2 points and 2.0 rebounds, and helped Duke win its fifth NCAA championship in 2015

• Played in 35 games, all starts, with career-high averages of 10.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per outing
• Led Duke with a 2.05 assist-to-turnover ratio and ranked second on the team in three-point percentage (.415)
• For the season, ranked fifth in the ACC in three-point percentage (.415) and 10th in three-pointers per game (2.2)
• Led Duke in scoring twice and assists five times on the year
• Scored in double figures 19 times, including a pair of performances with at least 20 points
• Recorded a career-high 23 points in a home win over Indiana (12/2), knocking down a career high-tying five three-pointers
• Scored 21 points in a home win over Long Beach State (12/30) on the strength of a 4-of-7 performance from long distance
• Scored 16 points in Duke’s ACC-opening win at Boston College (1/2)
• Went 4-of-5 from outside the arc and scored 14 points in a home win over No. 7 Virginia (2/13)
• Had 12 points and five rebounds in Duke’s win over UNC Wilmington in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/17)

• Played in all 39 games, making 14 starts and averaging 6.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game
• Averaged 5.7 points and 2.2 rebounds during Duke’s six-game run to the NCAA title
• Named to the NCAA South Regional All-Tournament Team after dropping 16 points on 4-of-7 shooting from deep to go along with three steals in the win over No. 7 Gonzaga in the Elite Eight (3/29)
• Scored in double figures seven times on the season
• Netted 10 points to help lead Duke to a win over Stanford in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Barclays Center (11/22)
• Scored a season-high 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting in a home win over No. 10 Notre Dame (2/7)
• Matched his season high with 17 points and added four rebounds in a home win over Wake Forest (3/4)

• Played in 32 contests with four starts
• Averaged 1.8 points and 0.8 rebounds per game
• Scored a season-high 13 points in a win over Alabama in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off (11/27)

High School
• Regarded as the No. 25 overall recruit in the 2013 high school class by Scout, as well as No. 36 by both ESPN and Rivals
• A 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic selection
• Led DeSoto to a 131-18 record over his high school career
• Averaged 17.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists as a senior in 2013 to earn all-state honors
• Averaged 18.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists as a junior to earn second-team All-America honors from MaxPreps

• Born Matthew Elliot Jones on Dec. 5, 1994
• Son of Mark and Arolynn Jones
• Has two sisters, Alex and Jordan, and a brother, Mason
• Jordan was a McDonald’s All-American who played basketball at Texas A&M; the pair became the third brother-sister combination to earn McDonald’s All-America recognition

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