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Time is now for Jones to move to NBA

After his performance in the NCAA tournament, Tyus Jones has conquered the college level. Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tyus Stones.

It’s a nickname that was coined by teammate Amile Jefferson on Jan. 31, after a win over Virginia in which Duke freshman point guard Tyus Jones made yet another clutch shot, that one a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Jones delivered yet again in the national championship game, hitting a critical 3 with 1:24 remaining that helped the Blue Devils put away Wisconsin, just moments after his 3 with 4:08 that had put Duke ahead to stay.

Now the question becomes what Jones will do for an encore.