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Former WVU Basketball Star Begins NBA Summer League Tonight

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West Virginia Basketball alum, Kevin Jones, begins play tonight with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA's 2013 Las Vegas Summer League.

The former Big East standout played in 32 games with Cleveland last season, recording double-figures in two of his last three games.

Jones will use this summer league to showcase his talent in hopes of remaining with the Cavaliers for the regular season.

Play for the Cavs starts tonight with a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at 8:00 p.m. EST. They will take on against the Memphis Grizzlies this Sunday at 8:00 p.m. EST, followed by a match-up with the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday at 6:00 p.m. EST.

This year, the NBA Summer League is a tournament format, with the tournament portion beginning on July 17th . The Championship game will be played on Monday, July 22.

The games will be split between Cox Pavilion and the Thomas & Mack Center, site of the 2007 All-Star Game. There are 21 NBA teams, including the D-League Select Team, that will be participating in this year's summer league.

The Las Vegas Summer League goes by its own set of rules. There are four 10-minute periods, an eight-minute halftime and two-minute overtime period. The second overtime is sudden death.

Teams reach the bonus after just two team fouls, but players don't foul out until after their 10th personal.

Fans looking to watch the former Mountaineer in action can tune into NBA TV or watch the games streamed live at NBA.com (with a cost). They will also be available to view on NBA Mobile.

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