Mizzou hoops boots forward Torren Jones from program

Mizzou hoops boots forward Torren Jones from program

Published Aug. 8, 2014 9:14 p.m. ET

Mizzou head coach Kim Anderson will no longer be able to rely on the services of sophomore forward Torren Jones in his first season on the sidelines. 

The university announced Friday that the 6-foot-8, 235-pounder was dismissed from the men's basketball program for a 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 press release. "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 averaged 2.1 points and 2.3 rebounds while playing 8.1 minutes per in 30 games as a freshman for the Tigers and was expected to be in the mix for significantly more playing time this season.