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Kevin Jones Returns To West Virginia


Former West Virginia University basketball standout Kevin Jones returned to the Mountain State this weekend. Jones kicked off his first basketball camp at George Washington High School on Friday. The camp will conclude on Sunday.

Jones brought in some of his former WVU teammates to help with the camp. Former WVU Guards Da'Sean Butler and Truck Bryant were on hand.

More than 180 campers got the chance to learn the game of basketball from Jones, Butler and Bryant. They also had the opportunity to take some pictures with KJ and get some autographs.

"I am just trying to provide this kids with an opportunity to show their talents," Jones said. "I'm trying to get them to go through some drills so when they go from this camp they can try to get better and further their career."

Jones has been sporting a walking boot of late, due to an injury he suffered around the NBA draft. Jones went undrafted, but was quickly signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers. This recent injury prevented him from playing in the NBA summer league.

"I'm a competitor, so I definitely wanted to play in the summer league," Jones stated. "But I had a long talk with the Cleveland staff and they said don't worry about the summer league. We didn't give you a partial guarantee to play in the summer league and win some summer league games. We gave you it to go into training camp and try to make our team."

That kind of commitment from Cleveland appeared to surprise Jones slightly. It also reassured him that he will have every opportunity to make that roster once training camp begins.

"That made me feel better and it made me feel like I could get an opportunity to heal myself and get back to where I need to be," said Jones.

The time off has helped him heal. Once this camp is over, Jones should be back on the floor playing the game he loves once again.

"It's getting better," Jones said of the injury. "I should be able to play in the next couple of days on it. I've been wearing a boot for the last couple of weeks and it has been limiting me. I have still been shooting free throws and doing as much as I can."

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