Missouri basketball boots sophomore Torren Jones from team

Friday, August 8, 2014 | 5:23 p.m. CDT; updated 11:12 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 15, 2014

COLUMBIA — One of Missouri's few returning basketball players won't be returning after all.

New coach Kim Anderson announced Friday that he has dismissed forward Torren Jones for a violation of team rules. Jones, a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 2.1 points per game as a freshman last season, would have been one of just five scholarship players carried over from last year's team.

"We have high standards at the University of Missouri and after consulting with (athletics director) Mike Alden, I have made the decision to dismiss Torren Jones from our program," Anderson said in a news 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."

Forwards Johnathan Williams III (5.8 ppg last season), Ryan Rosburg (4.8 ppg) and Keanau Post (1.5 ppg) and guard Wes Clark (4.1 ppg) will be the Tigers' lone returning players.

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