February 10th, 2011 12:18 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Tennessee
Tags: Brittain Academy, Chris Jones, Evelyn Mack Academy, North Carolina
Class of 2011 Tennessee basketball signee Chris Jones has landed at a new prep school in Charlotte, North Carolina… but it’s not the diploma-in-a-day school he mentioned in an interview two weeks ago.
The point guard from Memphis was dismissed last month from Oak Ridge Military Academy (also in North Carolina) for allegedly having a confrontation with a teacher. Jones said at the time that he was leaving in order to boost his grades. He also claimed that he would be enrolling with Brittain Academy which “touts a high school diploma program that allows those who register to graduate in 30 days or less.”
Tennessee officials were surprised by Jones’ comments, put a gag order on him, and presumably helped him land at Evelyn Mack Academy.
Jones is a four-star prospect according to Rivals.com.
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