During Duke’s trip to the White House on Tuesday, President Barack Obama gave a speech welcoming the 2015 National Champions. During his speech, he gave some brief highlights on the team’s run through the NCAA Tournament.
He mentioned Tyus Jones’s superstar run in the Final Four when he was named the Most Outstanding Player. For his 23-point performance in the championship game against Wisconsin, Jones earned the nickname “Tyus Stones” to which Obama referenced during his speech in this video.
The nickname came about after it was clear that Jones stepped up in the team’s biggest games, including the national championship game. “Stones” is a reference to…well, male genitalia, to be blunt.
Jones was selected in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft at number 24 by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Let’s hope he is given a chance to show why he earned that nickname this season.
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