Mississippi F Aaron Jones suspended for violation of team rules

Mississippi forward Aaron Jones will miss some time for the Rebels. (USATSI)
Mississippi forward Aaron Jones will miss some time for the Rebels. (USATSI)

Mississippi suspended senior forward Aaron Jones for three games on Friday night following a violation of team rules. 

Jones' suspension includes Mississippi's exhibition against Delta State tonight, as well as its first two regular season games against Charleston Southern and Troy.

The athletic Jones was the Rebels' leading rebounder and shot blocker last season. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 27.1 minutes per game. In fact, those 2.1 blocks per game were good enough for fourth place in the entire SEC. 

His loss leaves coach Andy Kennedy's bunch a bit thin in the frontcourt, as he'll only have Sebastian Saiz, Dwight Coleby, and graduate transfer M.J. Rhett at his disposal until November 20. Once Jones returns those four will form the basis of a fairly deep unit that, along with returning point guard Jarvis Summers, should be able to challenge for an NCAA Tournament bid in their first season of the post-Marshall Henderson era. 

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