Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Tre Jones’ injury not as serious as originally thought, now listed as day-to-day
By ADAM ZAGORIA
There is good news for Duke freshman point guard Tre Jones and the No. 1 Blue Devils.
While the school had initially said Jones would be out “indefinitely” with a separated shoulder, he is now listed as day-to-day and has not officially been ruled out of Saturday’s game against No. 4 Virginia at Cameron Indoor.
“Obviously, it’s great news for us that Tre hopefully won’t be out as long as we may have feared,” Duke junior forward Javin DeLaurier told NewsObserver.com Thursday after practice.
Said R.J. Barrett: “He’ll be good. I have faith in my guy Tre. He’s got our back. No matter what it is, he’ll be back. He’ll be playing for us again.”
Jones injured his shoulder Monday night when he crashed to the floor in the first half in Duke’s overtime loss to Syracuse.
The 6-foot-3 Jones is averaging 8.5 points, 5.9 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 steals.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.