Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Jones a gametime decision against Austin Peay
Arkansas' Mason Jones looks to pass to Reggie Chaney against Southwestern Oklahoma State on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at Bud Walton Arena.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas guard Mason Jones will be a gametime decision against Austin Peay on Tuesday (7p.m. on SEC Network+).
Jones, who missed his first game with the Razorbacks on Saturday, is battling an AC sprain in his shoulder, according to a team spokesperson. He did not take part in pre-game warmups prior to the Northern Kentucky game.
Arkansas coach Eric Musselman and Jones met Monday morning, and the coach noted that Jones will attempt to practice today.
“(He will) probably not do any contact stuff,” Musselman said. “Right now, it’s not bothering him shooting. It’s bothering him defensively a little bit when he puts his arm a certain way. The good thing is if he plays we need his shooting more than we need his defense.”
In six games, Jones is averaging a team-best 18.5 points per game on 50 percent shooting. He is also second on the team in rebounding (5.7) and leads Arkansas in steals with 16.
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