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.
Duke has announced that freshman point guard Tre Jones has suffered an AC joint separation is out indefinitely, per release. Huge ACC news.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 15, 2019
(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).
Also, more Tre Jones being smart and awesome: slips the flare screen for White, cuts right to the vacant space. Tic-tac-toe pass to Reddish for the corner 3. He's one step ahead of the defense. pic.twitter.com/1doY3jHGQq
— Brian Geisinger (@bgeis_bird) January 13, 2019
With Jones at the wheel, Duke was the only team ranked inside the top five of KenPom’s adjusted defensive and offensive efficiency rankings.
*sitting in the corner, counting my Tre Jones stock pic.twitter.com/TSY7adQvxB
— Brian Geisinger (@bgeis_bird) December 2, 2018
On the horizon
Duke is set to host No. 4 Virginia this Saturday in Durham.
Per Duke release, Tre Jones has an AC joint separation. Some googling suggests this rarely requires surgery and could range from 1-6 weeks for recovery. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily match the specifics of this injury.
— David Hale. Seriously. (@ADavidHaleJoint) January 15, 2019