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Matt

Jones

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Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 204
Year: Senior
City/State: DeSoto, Texas
High School: DeSoto

Bio

Career Stats

Career
• Played in 143 games in a Duke uniform, making 86 starts and averaging 6.4 points and 2.2 rebounds; finished his career tied for eighth on Duke's games played list
• A career .370 shooter from three-point territory; scored 55.9 percent (510-of-912) of his career points from outside the arc
• Scored in double figures 42 times
• Played in 12 NCAA Tournament games, averaging 6.0 points and 1.3 steals, and helped Duke win its fifth NCAA championship in 2015
• A two-time team captain

2016-17
• Named to the ACC All-Defensive Team
• Played in all 37 games and drew 33 starting assignments
• Averaged 7.0 points, a career-high 2.8 rebounds and a career-best 1.7 steals in 32.9 minutes per game
• Ranked fourth in the ACC in steals average (1.7)
• Averaged 7.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game in ACC play
• Averaged 10.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and team highs of 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals in two NCAA Tournament games
• Led Duke in assists in seven games
• Scored in double figures 15 times on the campaign
• Tallied 11 points and three steals in the season-opening win over Marist (11/11)
• Scored 11 points and handed out five assists in the home win over Grand Canyon (11/12)
• Knocked down 3-of-5 shots from deep as part of an 11-point night against No. 7 Kansas at the Champions Classic (11/15)
• Netted 15 points in the win over Penn State in the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off (11/19)
• Scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds as Duke beat No. 21 Rhode Island to take the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off title (11/20)
• Had 10 points, four boards and four steals in a home win over Appalachian State (11/26)
• Registered four steals to help Duke beat Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (11/29)
• Came up with nine points and a career-high five steals in Duke's win over Elon at the Greensboro Coliseum (12/21)
• Scored 14 points on the strength of four triples in Duke's home win over Georgia Tech (1/4)
• Rung up 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting and recorded three steals in the home win over Miami (1/21)
• Made 5-of-6 shots from the field and all five of his free throw attempts to finish with a season-high 16 points as Duke won at No. 20 Notre Dame (1/30)
• Racked up four steals to help Duke open the ACC Tournament with a win over Clemson (3/8)
• Scored his only three points of the game on a dagger three-pointer with less than a minute to play in Duke's win over No. 22 Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament final (3/11); also had four rebounds and three steals on the night
• Posted 14 points and three steals in the NCAA Tournament first-round win over Troy (3/17)
• Finished with six points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals against South Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (3/19)

2015-16
• Played in 35 games, all starts, with 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)

2014-15
• 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)

2013-14
• 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

Personal
• 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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