Former West Virginia University basketball star Kevin Jones
did not see the NBA draft go the way he expected. Jones thought for sure his
name would be one of the 60 called Thursday night at the draft.
It was not and as soon as the draft ended, Jones phone began
ringing off the hook from numerous NBA teams. In the end, Jones decided to sign
with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It is a three-year deal with a partial guarantee. Financial
terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The Cavaliers are offering Jones their final roster spot,
which should all but guarantee him a spot with the team heading into the
Cleveland had a familiar face checking Jones out throughout his
senior season at West Virginia. Former WVU Guard Mike Gansey is a scout for the
Cavaliers and was high on what Jones could bring to Cleveland.
Jones is expected to arrive in Cleveland on July 5 and will
play in the NBA Summer League with the Cavaliers.