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Matt Jones
Player Profile:
Matt Jones 1452537
Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
City/State: DeSoto, Texas
High School: DeSoto

• One of Duke’s three captains entering the 2015-16 season
• Earned a spot on Duke’s starting rotation midway through sophomore season, serving as a starter in 14 contests ... averaged career highs in points per game (6.0), field goal percentage (.410), three-point field goal percentage (.376), free throw percentage (.714), rebounds per game (2.3), assists per game (1.0) and steals per game (0.9)
• Excellent spot-up shooter ... can consistently knock down long-range shots from the wing
• One of the nation’s most relentless defenders who has quick hands and feet that allow him to disrupt an opponent’s offense
• Ability to bypass defenders off the dribble and get to the rim

• Named to NCAA South Regional All-Tournament Team
• Appeared in 39 games while making a career-high 14 starts ... served as starter in the final 13 games of the season ... averaged a career-best 6.0 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game ... also posted career highs in assists per game (1.0), field goal percentage (.410), free throw percentage (.714) and steals per game (0.9)
• Scored double-figure points in seven games ... registered three contests with three or more assists ... also recorded eight games with two or more steals ... hit two or more three-pointers in 10 games
• Averaged 5.7 points and 2.2 rebounds during Duke’s six-game run to the 2015 NCAA title
• Collected three rebounds while playing lock-down defense against No. 3 Wisconsin (4/6) in the national championship game
• Dropped 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc, to go along with three steals, three rebounds and an assist against No. 7 Gonzaga (3/29) in the NCAA Elite Eight ... tied Justise Winslow for the team-high in points scored ... three steals and four made three-pointers each matched a career high
• Played 34 minutes against San Diego State (3/22), a career high
• Tied a career high by dishing four assists against Robert Morris (3/20) in an NCAA second-round contest ... added five points on 2-of-5 shooting in 29 minutes of action
• Had 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from the free throw line in an ACC Tournament quarterfinal contest against NC State (3/12)
• Filled the stat sheet by tying a career-high with 17 points, dishing two assists, delivering a block, pulling down four rebounds and recording a steal in a win over Wake Forest (3/4) ... shot 7-of-15 from the field in the victory to set a career high for made field goals
• Shot 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to score nine points versus Syracuse (2/28) ... registered three boards, a steal and an assist in the win
• Tied a career high with three steals against Virginia Tech (2/25) ... added seven points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field and two assists
• Recorded back-to-back five rebound games in victories against No. 15 North Carolina (2/18) and Clemson (2/21) ... also scored five points in each of the two contests
• Netted eight points and hit two three pointers against Syracuse (2/14) ... passed three assists and contributed two steals in 32 minutes of play
• Set a career high by scoring 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting against No. 10 Notre Dame (2/7) ... shot 3-of-5 from beyond the arc and a perfect 2-of-2 from the charity stripe
• Had a career-high and team-best four assists in meeting with No. 8 Notre Dame (1/28) ... brought down five rebounds and shot 1-of-4 from the field to score two points
• Hauled in a career-high six rebounds and scored four points on 2-of-6 shooting in matchup with St. John’s (1/25)
• Dropped six points on 2-of-4 shooting in eight minutes of action against No. 6 Louisivlle (1/17)
• Made first start of the season at NC State (1/11), scoring five points on a made three and two free throws ... dished an assist and added a steal in the contest
• Secured a career-high four offensive rebounds in a win over Boston College (1/3) ... scored eight points while shooting 2-of-4 from beyond the arc in 27 minutes of action
• Posted back-to-back double-digit scoring games against Stanford (11/22) and Furman (11/26) ... connected on 4-of-7 field goal attempts against Stanford, scoring 10 points ... hit 4-of-5 attempts from beyond the arc against Furman for 13 points
• Shot a near-perfect 3-of-4 from the floor and hauled in five rebounds against Fairfield (11/15)
• Opened 2014-15 campaign by hitting both three-point field goal attempts against Presbyterian (11/14) ... scored eight points to go along with an assist and a rebound

• 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 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 former 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 in the Class 5A regional finals
• Earned second team MaxPreps All-America in 2012
• Scored 29 points to lead 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 ... tabbed No. 36 prospect in the class by 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 senior guard at Texas A&M ... the pair became the third brother-sister combination to earn McDonald’s All-America recognition

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