University of Missouri men’s basketball coach Kim Anderson announced Friday that sophomore forward Torren Jones has been dismissed from the team for an unspecified violation of team rules.
“We have high standards at the University of Missouri and after consulting with Mike Alden, I have made the decision to dismiss Torren Jones from our program,” Anderson said in a prepared statement. “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 forward, averaged 2.1 points and 2.3 rebounds in 30 games as a freshman last season. His dismissal leaves Anderson with just four scholarship players from last season – Johnathan Williams III, Ryan Rosburg and Keanau Post and Wes Clark.