Forward Torren Jones dismissed from Missouri basketball team

08/08/2014 4:38 PM

08/08/2014 7:03 PM

The Missouri men’s basketball team announced Friday that Torren Jones has been dismissed for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Jones’ dismissal was announced in a release from the MU athletic department.

“We have high standards at the University of Missouri and after consulting with (athletic director) Mike Alden, I have made the decision to dismiss Torren Jones from our program,” first-year coach Kim Anderson said. “I am disappointed in Torren’s actions and want to be very clear about the culture of accountability we are building within our program. It’s a privilege to wear the University of Missouri uniform and we will represent our University and our state with great integrity.”

Jones, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward from Chandler, Ariz., appeared in 30 games as a freshman last season and averaged 2.1 points and 2.3 rebounds, including a team-best 11.4 rebounds per 40 minutes.

Last season, Jones was suspended by former Missouri coach Frank Haith for the first half of a win against Texas A&M on March 5 for an unspecified violation of team rules.

The dismissal leaves the Tigers with five scholarship forwards, though freshmen D’Angelo Allen and Jakeenan Gant are candidates to play facing the basket on the perimeter.

That leaves junior Ryan Rosburg, sophomore Johnathan Williams III and senior Keanau Post as true interior players on Missouri’s roster.

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