"Kevin, he's got the ability to use his body; create angles," Burke said, according to the article on the Pacers team website. "He runs the floor, he shoots the mid-range jumper. He's a great rebounder...he's that one that's really jumped out for me."
To the disbelief of many Mountaineer fans, Jones went undrafted during the 2012 NBA Draft. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers immediately signed him as an undrafted free agent. But the Cavs soon cut him from the roster only days before the season opener, resulting in Cleveland's D-League farm team, the Canton Charge, to pick him up.
Following two years of going back and forth between the Cavaliers and Charge, and even being named a starter in the 2014 NBADL All-Star Game, Jones decided to sign a contract overseas with the San Miguel Beermen of the Philippine Basketball Association.
Jones dominated the competition overseas, tallying 26.6 points and 15.1 rebounds in nine games.
"It was great actually," he said. "I liked it. Everybody out there mainly spoke english. There were a lot of the same restaurants as America. Everybody treated you well, and they love basketball out there. So that was great to see."
Kevin Jones is the only former West Virginia Mountaineer men's basketball player to suit up in this year's Orlando NBA Summer League. Devin Ebanks has been rumored to be playing in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League.
Although it's taken a bit longer to stay on an NBA roster, Jones' dream remains the same.
If you know anything about Kevin Jones, his work ethic will not allow him to fail. As the Indiana Pacers are finding out, his drive to succeed outweighs any natural ability that may be lacking.