Illinois sophomore guard Tevian Jones has been suspended indefinitely for what the school is calling a “violation of team academic policies." Illini head coach Brad Underwood announced the latest suspension for Jones on Saturday afternoon in a media release.
Jones, who was competing for playing time at the small forward position this season, averaged 3.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 24 games last season.
Jones’s 2018-19 season highlights included a career-high 18 points with a career-high-tying four rebounds and career-high-tying two steals in a win over No. 13 Maryland at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 26.
The former four-star prospect by both Rivals.com and 247Sports.com averaged 20.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.7 steals while shooting 54% from the field as a senior at Culver City High School in California. Jones spent his first three years of his prep career at Chandler (Ariz.) High School.
This is the second suspension for Jones. The 6-foot-7 wing player was suspended for eight games last season for a different undisclosed violation of team rules.