No Mook For You: Jones Likely Done At Syracuse
By Sean Fernandez
If the Orange are to repeat as Big East Regular Season Champs this year, they'll have to do so without the services of shooting guard Mookie Jones.
Jones has had a flurry of eligibility issues during his time at SU. He left the team in Mid-January of this past season, citing 'personal reasons'. He may have been going through a tough time, but he was also in a little bit of trouble.
Jones received a one year suspension from the SU Judicial Review Board for his alleged 'Cyber-Bullying' of a fellow student. The 20-year old female, who shall remain nameless, accused Jones of consistently making unflattering remarks about her on his Facebook page.
His year-long suspension would be complete at the end of the Fall semester, so, if granted eligibility and forgiveness from Coach Boeheim, he would be able to play again in late January. But that seems to be highly unlikely at this point.
The 6'6" guard was highly touted coming out of high school, earning 1st team All-State honors at Peekskill High School. He was a top-100 recruit, but an injury during his freshman year hampered his development and he never really panned out.
He saw limited action throughout his 2 1/2 year career, often taking (and only sporadically making) shots from downtown. The majority of his playing time came during lopsided victories, during which he averaged 2.9 pts per game.
It's not a big loss in terms of on-court production, but Orange fans will have to prepare for the year knowing that there may never be another "Moooook" chant to erupt in the Carrier Dome.*