"Two ceremonial first pitches at Target Field in one season. Tyus Jones has become quite the Minnesota celebrity. The Timberwolves rookie point guard will take the honor on the mound again Thursday night before the Twins host the Seattle Mariners. The news was announced Wednesday."
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Coming off a Las Vegas Summer League in which he only averaged 7.8 points and 2.0 assists per game, Jones might be the worst backup point guard in the league next season.
But expectations aren't in the clouds right out the gate. And Jones has serious support from his home state's fanbase. The Minnesota native also threw out the first pitch at the Twins' home opener.