Duke’s Tre Jones suffers AC joint separation, out indefinitely

In the midst of a bizarre night of basketball at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke — which was upset by Syracuse, 95-91 — emerged with rather unfortunate news. Freshman point guard Tre Jones, who was injured will going for a loose ball early in the first half, has an AC joint separation; he’s out indefinitely, according to Duke.

(Note: I was at Cameron for this game tonight; when this happened, it was obvious that something bad occurred, and that Jones was in a lot of paint. This was a serious collision.)


More on Tre Jones

Despite playing alongside college basketball’s brightest start, Zion Williamson, and Canadian wunderkind R.J. Barrett, Jones quickly made a name for himself this season. A savvy passer and decision-maker, Jones was one of the top assist-to-turnover guys (89 assists to 15 turnovers) in college hoops this season; however, he really made a name for himself on the defensive side of the floor (3.7 percent steal rate).

With Jones at the wheel, Duke was the only team ranked inside the top five of KenPom’s adjusted defensive and offensive efficiency rankings.


On the horizon

Duke is set to host No. 4 Virginia this Saturday in Durham.


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