UTEP held their annual Orange and White scrimmage Saturday and Kelvin Jones did not participate. Tim Floyd confirmed after the scrimmage that Jones has left the program.
UTEP big man, Kelvin Jones has left the program. #NC9Sports— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganNC9) October 22, 2017
BREAKING: Kelvin Jones has left the program. Kelvin wanted to honor his dad who didn’t want Kelvin playing for UTEP anymore.— Mikey Flores (@MikeyTheReal) October 22, 2017
UTEP coach Tim Floyd and center Matt Willms stunned that Kelvin Jones left. No indication Jones was unhappy— Felix Chavez (@Fchavezeptimes) October 22, 2017
UTEP HC Tim Floyd said C Kelvin Jones decided to leave the program at the request of his father. Playing time among the concerns. #NC9Sports— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganNC9) October 22, 2017
Kelvin Jones had missed practice time with UTEP due to knee injury. Tests had come back inconclusive. Then broke news he was leaving team— Felix Chavez (@Fchavezeptimes) October 22, 2017
The sophomore-to-be played in every single game last year as a freshman, and showed major improvement during UTEP’s recent Costa Rica practices, and tour.
UTEP now has lost two big man in the past couple of weeks, leaving them thin in the front court with the 2017-18 season just weeks and days away.