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WATCH: Kevin Jones Reflects on First Year in NBA


Kevin Jones is back in the Mountain State, working the second location of his basketball camp this summer as he connects with the local youth to teach some of what he learned on his way to the NBA.

"It definitely means a lot to me to give back to the state that has given so much to me throughout my four years playing here," said Jones. "It's definitely an opportunity that I had to take advantage of."

The camp runs Friday through Sunday and Jones works with the participants on a number of skills that include how to handle themselves both on and off the court to help develop into quality basketball players and teammates.

"It's definitely work ethic, working hard for what you want in life and just going home and practicing drills and being the best player you can be," said Jones. "We've got different drills and things that they can take home and get better."

Jones wasn't the only former West Virginia University basketball player on hand for his camp, either. In a previous stop in Beckley, John Flowers helped coach the kids and in Parkersburg, he was joined by Truck Bryant.

"It's just a big family," Jones said. "If they're doing something, I'll do my best to help out and if I'm doing something, they'll do their best to help out. It's just a big family event and I thank the volunteers to set their time aside to come and help me, too."

Jones' next camp will take place at the Charleston YMCA starting on Friday, June 21 and running through Sunday, June 23.

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