Jones becomes second Illini to enter transfer portal

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Illinois guard Tevian Jones (5) takes a look at the scoreboard during the game against Iowa in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament at the United Center on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The Illini lost 83-62.

By Alec Busse, Video Editor

Rising junior guard Tevian Jones is the second Illini men’s basketball player to enter the transfer portal following the 2019-2020 season, according to a tweet by The Athletic’s Brendan Quinn on Wednesday afternoon. Rising junior guard Alan Griffin previously announced his own transfer from the program Tuesday evening via Twitter.

Despite being a highly-touted recruit, Jones averaged just 2.6 points and 1.1 rebounds a game with the Illini. He averaged just 5.2 minutes of play per game this past season.

Jones was suspended on two different occasions during his Illini career. As a freshman, Jones was suspended for a violation of team rules and as a sophomore, he received an eight-game suspension for a violation of team academic policies.

This story is still developing.

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