Tennessee men’s basketball Class of 2011 signee Chris Jones is enrolled at Evelyn Mack Academy in Charlotte, N.C.
Jones has already started attending classes there, according to a source close to the UT men’s basketball program who asked not to be identified because they don’t have the authority to speak publicly on the matter.
Jones, who was dismissed from Oak Ridge (N.C.) Military Academy on Jan. 26, is a 5-foot-10 point guard who’s rated by Rivals.com as the No. 39 player overall.
Oak Ridge Military Academy coach Stan Kowalewski said the issue that led to Jones’ dismissal was not basketball related, and Jones left in good academic standing.
Jones averaged 22.5 points, five assists, five rebounds and three steals per game for Oak Ridge Military, which was ranked No. 12 in the nation by MaxPreps.com at the time of his dismissal.
As a high school junior last season, Jones won MVP honors at the Tennessee Class AAA state tournament, scoring 35 points to lead Melrose to a 75-70 win in the title game over White Station.
Attempts to contact Jones for an interview were unsuccessful.