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Jones Reacts To Draft Snub


Former West Virginia University basketball star Kevin Jones hoped Thursday night would be a night he would never forget because he would hear his name called in the NBA draft.

Jones attended the draft in Newark, New Jersey. Sadly he heard 60 names called, none of them his own.

Jones broke his silence following the draft snub on Friday afternoon and did it via twitter, "Thanks to all my mountaineernation family, I appreciate all of your support for the last four years and even through this hard time. But this is just a setback, I will work even harder and use this as extra motivation, so again thank you guys."

Jones finished his college career as just the second WVU player to score more than 1,800 points and grab more than 1,000 rebounds. Jerry West is the only other Mountaineer to do that.

Jones and his agent are fielding calls from NBA teams and he will likely sign with a team as an undrafted free agent. Look for Jones to play in the NBA Summer League and work his way onto a preseason roster that way.

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