One of Massaponax High School’s most prolific scorers Tre Jones averaged 20 points a game this year. This senior guard also managed to capture First Team All Commonwealth Honors. These results can’t occur without hard work though. While most players go home after practice and basketball games you can catch Tre in the gym perfecting his jump shot. Now that’s dedication…
Offthemag: Well Tre welcome to OFFiCiAL the Magazine tell us a little about yourself?
I’m 17, I’m from Charlottesville, Virginia . I have 2 brothers and 1 sister. I love my family and friends. I’m a senior at Massaponax High School. I was brought up in church and I’m a very humble young man. I play AAU for the VA Assualt. And I’m just thanking GOD for where I am today.
Offthemag: How and when did you develop your love for the game?
When I was about 6 years old I first picked up a basketball.
Offthemag: Who do you look up to as a role model in your everyday life? and why?
My mother because without her I wouldn’t be who I am today. She never played a sport but she always told me to work hard at whatever you do. She was always hard on me and always wanted me to succeed and I just take those things and transfer them to the basketball court.
Offthemag: What is your biggest strength on the court?
I can do various things on the court but my best strength is scoring and passing.
Offthemag: What separates your game from others?
I am very versatile. I can score in many different ways as well as pass. I also grab rebounds and play well on defense.
Offthemag: What separates a good player from a great player?
A great player is not just recognized for his stats alone but for his team and how he can help them while still doing his job.
Offthemag: When did you start to dunk?
I started dunking as a sophomore in high school, and at 5’11 some people find that hard to believe.
Offthemag: We heard your really close to your little brother,do you teach him some of your skills?
Yes, I do. I try to teach him that all the fundamental things on the court that means the most. I also try to instill in him that attitude is everything.
Offthemag: Are you planning on playing college basketball?
Yes, I plan on playing at a four year university.
Offthemag: What schools been showing the most interest?
Virginia Wesleyan University, George Mason University and James Madison University.
Offthemag: Whats one word to describe you?