Louisville PG Chris Jones out for 3-5 weeks with leg injury

Louisville PG Chris Jones out for 3-5 weeks with leg injury

By Matt Norlander | Staff Writer

Chris Jones averaged 10 points a game in 2013-14 for Louisville. (USATSI)
Chris Jones averaged 10 points a game in 2013-14 for Louisville. (USATSI)

Louisville starting point guard Chris Jones will be on the shelf until at least the end of the month due to a left leg injury.

Louisville men's basketball spokesman Kenny Klein sent out news of the injury Thursday afternoon.

Jones is part of a backcourt that could be among the best in the nation next season. Yes, even with the departure of all-timer Russ Smith, Louisville's combo of Jones and Terry Rozier -- who is coming off a standout performance at last week's Adidas Nations event in California -- should keep Louisville in the top 25 for most of next season.

(Montrezl Harrell is also a factor in this, yes.)

Jones averaged 10.2 points, 2.9 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 2013-14. He transferred to Louisville 23 months ago after rising to prominence as an elite JUCO player at Northwest Florida.

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