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Kevin Jones Named Big East Player of the Week

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Kevin Jones became the second Mountaineer basketball player in three weeks to be named the Big East Player of the Week.

On Monday, the conference honored Jones for his performance in games against Tennessee Tech, Missouri State and Baylor in the Las Vegas Classic.

The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 23 points and 14.7 rebounds for West Virginia through the games, in which Bob Huggins' team went 2-1. Jones picked three double-doubles, which brings his season total to eight.

Jones has already matched his career-best, which was eight last season as a junior. In his senior season, it took him just 12 games to reach the same number. Continuing at this pace, it wouldn't be difficult to believe Jones could finish the season in the program's top 10, with Jerry West's 30 double-doubles leading all WVU players.

Jones leads the Big East in both points (21) and rebounds (11.9) per game this season.

Jones kicked off the week by scoring 25 points and pulling in 14 rebounds in the game against Tennessee Tech and had a comparatively tame performance in the win over Missouri State with 16 and 13.

His toughest test of the season came in the contest against No. 6/7 Baylor, which matched Jones up with Perry Jones III. WVU's Jones got the better of Baylor's, going for 28 points and 17 rebounds, but in a losing effort as the Mountaineers fell in overtime.

Jones had been named to the Big East Honor Roll last week after picking up yet another double-double in a win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

WVU's Truck Bryant was the Big East Player of the Week earlier this season.

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