The team announced on Tuesday that Jones had been suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules. As a result, Jones missed Lousiville's loss to Syracuse on the road on Wednesday.
While coach Rick Pitino said on Tuesday that Jones could miss multiple games, the coach said on Thursday that the point guard had met conditions for reinstatement. Jones then appeared in the team's home win against Miami (FL), scoring 17 points with five rebounds and two assists in 36 minutes.
Mid-afternoon on Sunday, however, Klein reported that Jones had been dismissed from the team.
Chris Jones has been dismissed from the University of Louisville men’s basketball team. There will be no comment on the matter.— Kenny Klein (@KKcards) February 22, 2015
Jones, a senior, was averaging a team-best 3.7 assists per game, and 13.6 points, the third best on the team. The No. 12 Cardinals are 21-6 overall and 9-5 in the ACC.
- Christopher Woody