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Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Virginia PG Teven Jones suspended for season opener at George Mason

Virginia already had doubts about who would play point guard when it begins the regular season next month, and the situation became a bit more murky Friday.

The Cavaliers announced redshirt freshman guard Teven Jones has been suspended for the team’s two closed preseason scrimmages and the season opener at George Mason on Nov. 9 after violating team rules.

Jones, who enrolled at Virginia last January and practiced with the team for the remainder of the season, was one of the main candidates to take over ball-handling duties with senior point guard Jontel Evans and sophomore Malcolm Brogdon both recovering from offseason foot surgery.

Neither Evans nor Brogdon is expected to be healthy in time for the start of the regular season, which means Virginia’s primary options at point guard against the Patriots next month will likely be freshman Taylor Barnette and junior Joe Harris, the team’s starting shooting guard.

A Kannapolis, N.C. native, Jones averaged 22 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals per game as a high school senior before playing at Fisburne Military Academy during the fall semester of 2011.

By Mark Giannotto  |  07:37 PM ET, 10/26/2012

 
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