Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Jones to miss Hawks first three games

Saint Joseph's announced that senior point guard Carl Jones will not participate in the first three games, due to violation of the University's community standards.

Jones to miss Hawks first three games

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Saint Joseph's announced that senior point guard Carl Jones will not participate in the first three games, due to violation of the University's community standards.

The suspension began with Thursday’s exhibition game against Wheeling Jesuit. That means Jones will also miss Monday’s home game against Yale and the opening of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday Nov. 16 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn against Notre Dame.

Jones would be eligible to return the next night for either the championship or consolation game of the tournament. Florida State and BYU will play in the other first round game.

The University had no further comment on Jones status.

Last season Jones led the Hawks in scoring, averaging 17 points per game.

Sophomore Chris Wilson is the backup point guard for the Hawks, who were the preseason pick to win the Atlantic-10 title.

 

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Marc Narducci has performed a variety of jobs at The Inquirer since beginning with the paper in 1983. A long-time high school sports reporter in South Jersey, Narducci has also served as a beat writer for the 76ers, a backup Eagles and Sixers writer and has covered all the professional and colleges in the Philadelphia area. Among his duties at The Inquirer over the years, Narducci has covered one Super Bowl, two World Series and three NBA all-star games. Most recently he has covered the Philadelphia Union soccer team and this season will be adding college basketball duties, paying specific attention to St. Joseph’s. A life-long Southern New Jersey resident, Narducci is a 1977 graduate of Paul VI High and 1981 graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). Email Marc at mnarducci@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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