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KJ Honors WVU Fans with Unique Haircut

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MORGANTOWN -

Senior night is designed for a fan base to honor its senior class. It is always the final home game for a senior student-athlete and the ceremony is always done right before that player or group of players takes the home court or field one last time.

Tuesday night inside the WVU Coliseum saw the same tradition with one slight change. Seniors Kevin Jones and Truck Bryant were introduced and escorted by their families to the middle of the floor where they embraced Head Coach Bob Huggins. They each received their framed jerseys. Then they played the game.

The difference from most other seniors on senior night is that instead of receiving the glory, Kevin Jones wanted to show his appreciation for West Virginia University fans. Jones had a flying WV shaved into his head.

"It was my idea, a neat idea that nobody since I have been here has done it," Jones said. "I just wanted to show how much this state and this University means to me. People here and fans here have supported me since I have been here and that was the reason for the haircut."

This time of year, some basketball teams will do something similar with their hair to show unity.

For now, it is just Jones with the flying WV in his hair. Will it spread to others on the team? Perhaps. It may also spread to Head Coach Bob Huggins.

"If we win the National Championship, I'll get one," Huggins laughed.

Huggins nearly had to deliver on a promise he made one of his former teams in Cincinnati.

"In '92 or '93, the year we got beat by Carolina, they were all on me about shaving my head because they all shaved their heads in solidarity. I told them if we went to the Final Four I would shave my head. We got beat in overtime. I was looking forward to shaving my head. They had clippers and shaving cream and the whole deal, they were ready."

Jones racked up yet another double-double while sporting the new haircut. He scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds against DePaul.

Look for the flying WV haircut to remain, at least for a little while and perhaps even longer.

"We'll see," Jones laughed. "If I keep on playing good, we'll see."

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