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Duke Men's Basketball BIO
13 Matt Jones
  • A strong guard who showed good defensive instincts as a freshman ... has the ability to be an elite wing defender with a good balance of strength, quickness and intensity
  • Worked hard throughout the offseason on his ball handling and shooting
  • Poised to earn additional playing time in 2014-15 after making four starts last season
  • Provides depth in the backcourt with the ability to play on or off the ball


  • Played in 32 contests with four starts ... averaged 1.8 points and 0.8 rebounds per game
  • Drew starts in four consecutive games versus Virginia (1/13), NC State (1/18), Miami (1/22) and Florida State (1/25)
  • Scored six points on 3-of-3 shooting and added one rebound in a road win over Boston College (2/8)
  • Had five points and two rebounds at Miami (1/22)
  • Went 2-of-3 from the field and finished with four points, two rebounds and a steal in 17 minutes of action against NC State (1/18)
  • Made his first career start in a win over Virginia (1/13) ... scored four points on 4-of-6 shooting from the free throw line in a season-high 19 minutes
  • Had three points and a steal in a win over Elon (12/31)
  • Played 18 minutes in a win over No. 22 Michigan (12/3) ... recorded two points and three rebounds against the Wolverines
  • Tallied a season-high 13 points to go along with three rebounds and a steal versus Alabama (11/27) ... went 3-of-5 from the field, including 2-of-3 from three-point range, and 5-of-7 from the foul line in the contest
  • Had four points, three rebounds, one assist and a steal against UNC Asheville (11/18)
  • Went 2-of-3 from the field for four points in a win over Florida Atlantic (11/15)
  • Began the season with a five-point, three-steal effort against Davidson (11/8) ... went 3-of-4 from the free throw line in the win

High School

  • Four-year letterwinner at DeSoto under head coach Chris Dyer
  • Helped DeSoto to a 131-18 record over his high school career.
  • Scored four points and added one rebound, one assist and a steal in helping the West team to a 110-99 win at the 2013 McDonald’s All-America game
  • Finished second in the 2013 Powerade Jam Fest three-point contest
  • Had 14 points with a pair of three-point field goals and 6-of-7 shooting from the free throw line in a 102-98 West victory at the 2013 Jordan Brand Classic
  • Led his team to a 33-3 record, including a 14-1 mark in league play as a senior
  • Averaged 17.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game while earning all-state honors in 2013
  • Named MVP of the HSOT Holiday Invitational after leading DeSoto to a 45-42 title-game victory over St. Joseph’s [N.J.]
  • Had 18 points in a 46-34 win over Hampton [Va.] in the semifinals of the HSOT Holiday Invitational
  • Scored 17 points and four assists in a 57-50 win 57-50 over Kinston in the opening round of the HSOT Holiday Invitational
  • Scored 23 points and five rebounds in a win over Simeon Career Academy and current Duke teammate Jabari Parker in a nationally televised contest
  • Averaged 18.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game as a junior, while guiding DeSoto to a 33-6 record and an appearance Class 5A regional finals
  • Earned second team MaxPreps All-America in 2012
  • Scored 29 points DeSoto to a 64-55 regional quarterfinal win over Richardson Berkner in 2012
  • Named to the 2011 Whataburger Tournament Orange Bracket All-Tournament Team
  • Scored 22 points to lead DeSoto to a 77-39 win over Coppell 77-39 in the opening round of the Whataburger Basketball Tournament
  • Helped the team to a 34-4 record and a state tournament regional runner-up finish as a sophomore
  • Member of varsity team as a freshman ... DeSoto finished the year 31-5 overall and reached the regional semifinals in the Texas state playoffs
  • Ranked No. 25 in his class according to Scout.com ... tabbed No. 36 prospect in the class by Rivals.com and ESPN
  • Rated No. 34 overall in the Recruiting Services Consensus Index

  • Born Matthew Elliot Jones on Dec. 5, 1994
  • Son of Mark and Arolynn Jones
  • Has two older sisters, Alex and Jordan, and a younger brother, Mason
  • Sister, Jordan, is a sophomore guard at Texas A&M ... the pair became the third brother-sister combination to earn McDonald’s All-America recognition
Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
City/State: DeSoto, Texas
High School: DeSoto
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