MOORHEAD - First-round NBA Draft pick Tyus Jones, acquired by the Timberwolves on draft day, sent his condolences to the family of Zach and Connor Kvalvog on Friday via Twitter.

When Jones - an Apple Valley graduate who led Duke to an NCAA Division I national championship - was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 24th pick and immediately traded to the Timberwolves on June 25, Park Christian's basketball Twitter account tweeted to him: "welcome back. One of heavens angels is cheering for you tonight and celebrating your homecoming." Along with the tweet was a picture containing a story about the Kvalvogs.

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It read:

"In the last couple of days it has been hard to find a reason to smile, but tonight in the most unlikely of ways it happened. Zach Kvalvog was a basketball player and fan through and through. He loved watching you. Before you even left for Duke, Zach said in this year's draft you would be coming to MN as a wolf. He dreamed of watching his favorite player play for his favorite team. Tonight an angel's wish came true. Zach (was going to be a sr.) and his brother (Conner (was going to be an 8th grader)) passed away on Tuesday (6/23) in a car accident as we were on our way to a team camp in Wisconsin. I know that he was watching from heaven tonight and those brothers celebrated when they saw you were coming home. Welcome back. Thanks for the smiles. Go Wolves."

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Jones responded Friday with a tweet of his own to the Kvalvogs and the Park Christian community: