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Tyus Jones 

The Flip Saunders Legacy Award was presented to Minnesota Timberwolves’ Tyus Jones.

Saunders’ widow, Debbie Saunders, and Flip Saunders’ son, current Timberwolves Interim Head Coach Ryan Saunders, presented Jones with the award to recognize his excellence in community service.

The Flip Saunders Legacy Award was created to honor one Timberwolves player each year who has demonstrated the greatest impact in the community and to honor the life of Flip Saunders and his commitment to community involvement. The winner is chosen by a vote among current rostered players.

“We are so proud of Tyus and what he has done for local areas and communities across the region,” said Debbie Saunders. “Our family has gotten to know Tyus very well on and off the court and we have been impressed with his desire to give back to communities in our shared home state. I’m very happy the Timberwolves team have chosen him for this award.”

Jones has shown his commitment to the community through his ongoing relationships with organizations such United Heroes League, Best Prep’s Cloud Coach, and his own organization Write Your Own Story Technology Labs, which refurbishes and donates school technology labs.   

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