Tyus Jones becomes Duke’s biggest player in its ultimate comeback win

By on April 7, 2015


http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/25138614/tyus-jones-becomes-dukes-biggest-player-in-its-ultimate-comeback-victoryYou never know who’s going to show big.  Never count any player out because you never know which player will be the one to shine the moment you need them the most.  Don’t always give the best players all the love, spread it around and you will reap the benefits, just like Coach K did winning number 5.

How Duke’s amazing national championship came to be thanks to the amazing play of Tyus Jones.

INDIANAPOLIS — The star freshman point guard and the phenom freshman center, best of friends since their early teen years, two guys who made a promise to each other to attend the same college before either one could drive a car, collapsed into each other’s arms and had a moment to themselves in front of more than 71,000 people on Monday night.

Duke had just won its fifth national championship. Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor were enveloped, telling the other how much this moment meant and why they loved each other. Their bond forever has championship ties now, and what they accomplished may well not be repeated for decades.

Duke’s Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor share a special bond. (Getty)

Fifty feet away, Justise Winslow was giving Grayson Allen a bear hug. Soon enough, Jones and his senior mentor, Quinn Cook, were encircled by cameras and cheerleaders in their next moment of coronation. After the nets had been clipped, the team was on the rostrum and Cook was openly bawling. His left arm was tightly wrapped around Krzyzewski, who was clenching one of those nets in his right fist. See more…

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