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CHARLOTTESVILLE-Teven Jones, a 6-0 guard from Kannapolis, N.C., will enroll at the University of Virginia for the spring semester. UVa men’s head basketball coach Tony Bennett made the announcement on Thursday (Jan. 12).

Virginia’s spring semester begins on Jan. 18. Jones graduated from A.L. Brown High School last spring and attended Fishburne Military Academy in the fall. He signed a National Letter of Intent with Virginia in November.

“Coach Ed Huckaby at Fishburne Military Academy initially approached us about this possibility,” Bennett said. “We checked into it and were excited when we learned it would work out. Our staff appreciates Coach Huckaby’s willingness to assist Teven and our program at the expense of losing a very good player from his team.

“By enrolling for the spring semester, Teven will be able to start his academic and basketball career at Virginia. He won’t play in any games for us this season, but he will be able to practice with the team and get started learning our system. By enrolling at this time, Teven will have the opportunity to get established academically and in our basketball program. His addition will also help us from a practice standpoint.”

Jones would still have four years of eligibility at Virginia beginning with the 2012-13 season.

Jones averaged 22 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals a game as a senior at A.L. Brown High School in 2010-11. He was the Conference Player of the Year and earned All-Region and All-Charlotte Observer honors. As a junior in 2009-10, Jones averaged 17 points and five assists a game and earned first-team All-Conference honors.

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