Trojans Dismiss Top Player After Georgia State Loss

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.

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.


“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


Little Rock Women’s 12-0 Sunbelt winning streak ended Saturday night with a 70-76 overtime loss at Troy.

Terrion Moore led the Trojans with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. This is the first Sunbelt loss of the season for the team.

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