Seniors Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell won't be the only Virginia Cavaliers not on the roster next season in Charlottesville. Sophomore guard Teven Jones has decided to transfer.
The six-footer played in 29 of UVA's 37 games this past season and started nine games as a freshman.
He averaged 1.7 points a contest in 59 games over his two years in the program. Jones cited a lack of playing time and a desire for a fresh start in his decision to leave.
“Teven informed me today that he is leaving the Virginia basketball program and will be looking for another school where he will have a better opportunity for playing time,” coach Tony Bennett wrote in a news release. “Teven’s role on this team and attitude were a significant part of our success this year. I understand his desire to play more and we will support him moving forward.”
Jones started nine games in the 2012-13 season.
“I want to thank all of the coaches and my teammates for giving me the opportunity to be part of a special program,” Jones wrote in a school-issued statement. “I would also like to thank the fans for their support over the past two seasons. This was the closest team that I’ve ever been a part of and it hurts to leave. But, I’m looking forward to continuing my basketball career at a new school.”