Tre Jones came up just short in winning a second consecutive state championship with Apple Valley, but the highly recruited guard was named Minnesota's "Mr. Basketball" winner. 

Jones was playing in the McDonald's All-American Game in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday night, so wasn't in attendance to receive the award as the top senior player in the state at Target Center.

The Duke-bound point guard finished the All-American Game with 7 points and 8 assists. 

Jones beat out Daniel Oturu (Cretin-Derham Hall), Owen King (Caledonia), Gabe Kalscheur (DeLaSalle) and Calvin Wishart (Delano). 


Future Gopher Oturu tosses Duke-bound Jones to the ground

Sign up for our daily newsletters

In last Saturday's Class 4A state championship game, Jones and Apple Valley got into an incredible battle with Oturu and Cretin-Derham Hall, with Oturu slamming home the game-winning dunk with just 0.5 seconds left on the clock. 

Next Up

Kirk Cousins

There's something different about Kirk Cousins, but what is it?

Cousins's "swag" has fueled a hot start to the season.

Cameron Dantzler

Cameron Dantzler tweets out frustration over playing time

The second-year corner has been benched while Bashaud Breeland continues to struggle.

Pizabay pizza

Chaska Papa Murphy's to temporarily close due to worker shortage

The closure is "due to a lack of employees and applicants across the company," the manager wrote.

Hailey Anderson Cumberland WI police

Authorities find body, vehicle in search for missing WI woman

Hailey Anderson was supposed to be travelling to Hibbing, but never showed up.

KAT, Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns sounds off on Wolves' constant 'instability'

Gersson Rosas' firing was the latest in a string of problem situations the Wolves have been involved with.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Duluth man arrested after police chase in stolen pickup truck

He was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen in North Dakota.

pixabay tractor farm

1 killed in crash between car and tractor in western MN

First responders arrived and found the vehicle off the roadway, in a cornfield.

Stallings surveillance footage - screengrab - crop

New video, body cam footage shows police beating prone Jaleel Stallings

Stallings, who was acquitted, said he fired on the unmarked van not knowing officers were inside.

Bloomington Wentworth scene  - 2021-09-27 - J Nelson 2

Body in dumpster leads to police chase with young child in car

A 911 call said they saw someone place a body into a dumpster outside a Bloomington apartment complex.

st. paul tap - crop

SUV driver crashes into bar patio, injuring woman; man hurt in related shooting

Two men were arguing on the patio prior to the incident, witnesses said.

bicycle cyclist bike

Cyclist critically injured in hit-and-run in Plymouth

Police are seeking the public's help in locating the driver who fled.

ambulance, crash

Second person dies after head-on crash in Anoka County

The crash injured three others, including a 4-year-old boy.


Future Gopher Oturu tosses Duke-bound Jones to the ground

Emotions were running high between two of the state's top recruits.

Tre Jones deciding Sunday: Will it be Duke, Minnesota or somewhere else?

The younger brother of Timberwolves point guard Tyus Jones is a 5-star recruit.

Here are the brackets for the boys' state basketball tournament

This tourney absolutely loaded from top to bottom.


Announced: 10 finalists for the Minnesota Mr. Basketball award

Now this is a group of 10 extremely good, highly recruited athletes.

We're down to 5 finalists for Minnesota's top senior prep basketball player

Three metro-area stars and two players from greater Minnesota.

Tre Jones – Tyus Jones' younger brother – is receiving a ton of D1 offers

He's already received an offers from seven marquee schools – including the U of M.

Tre Jones – Tyus Jones' younger brother – is receiving a ton of D1 offers

He's already received an offers from seven marquee schools – including the U of M.