The UA Little Rock Trojans Men’s Basketball team will finish their season without their top point scorer, Andre Jones.
Coach Wes Flanigan announced last week the sophomore guard had been dismissed for “conduct detrimental to the program.” Jones was ejected from a game against Georgia State on Feb. 3 after an argument with a referee in the second half.
Coach Wes Flanigan talks with Andre Jones courtside during the Trojan Men’s 64-73 loss against Georgia State. Jones was later ejected from the game, and dismissed from the team the following Monday.
Cameron Corcoran takes a free-throw during the game against GSU. Corcoran will be taking a larger role in the team after Leading point scorer Andre Jones’ dismissal from the team.
Trojan Men’s Coach Wes Flanigan on the sidelines during the team’s loss against GSU. The Trojan Men’s team are 5-21 for the season.
Cameron Reedus tries to rally his team late in the 2nd half of the 64-73 loss against Georgia State. Reedus finished the game with 19 points.
Trojan Fans look on as the Men’s Basketball team trailed behind GSU late in the 2nd half of their 64-73 defeat.
Young die-hard Trojan fans wave pom-poms and cheer for their team until the last buzzer.
“He had a couple things to say to the referee and the referee actually kicked him out of the game,” Flanigan explained during the postgame press conference.
Jones averaged 12.3 points and 5 rebounds per game this season, which will be sorely missed as the team continues a 5-21 losing season.
Flanigan said Jones’ actions during the game goes against the team’s standard of gameplay, which they call “100 DUB,” which stands for 100 percent discipline, unselfishness and body language.
“Obviously, in that situation right there, Andre wasn’t about that,” Flanigan said.
Jones’ dismissal was announced in a press release on the Trojans’ website on Feb. 5.
In an interview with the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Flanigan said it was likely Camron Reedus and Cameron Corcoran will replace Jones. Reedus, a junior, averaged 6.6 points per game, and the freshman Corcoran averaged 6.4.
Both Reedus and Corcoran saw a boost in play time and points scored during Saturday’s 64-82 loss at Troy.
The Trojan Athletics Department and Jones did not reply to a request for further comments on Jones’ dismissal.
Trojans Winning Streak Ends
Trojan Women’s Basketball coaching staff and players watch courtside during the team’s 54-47 victory over Georgia State.
Trojan’s leading point scorer, Ronjanae DeGray, led the team with 16 points in their victory over Georgia State. DeGray averages 14 points per game.
Keanna Keys takes a free-throw during the team’s victory over GSU. Keys was 2-2 at the line, with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the night.
Raeyana DeGray takes a shot from the three-point line against Georgia State. DeGray was 2-6 from the field with 7 rebounds for the night.
Fans cheer on the Trojan Women’s basketball team during their victory over Georgia State.
Yanina Inkina (Left) and Monique Townson answer questions during the press conference after their victory over Georgia State. Inkina had 3 steals in the game, and Townson had 6 rebounds and 5 assists on the night.