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Kevin
Jones
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Mount Vernon, N.Y.
Height: 6-8
Weight: 260
Sport: Men's Basketball
Position: F

Biography

• One of the most improved players in the BIG EAST over the last two years
• WVU’s second leading scorer and rebounder as a sophomore
• Exemplifies what the all-around basketball player ought to be
• Scores inside and out
• Strong rebounder
• Defends the perimeter and the post
• Has tremendous upside
• Can play on both ends of the floor
• Has really developed his outside shot
• Named to the NCAA East Region all-Tournament team and BIG EAST all-Tournament team in 2010
• Named BIG EAST Honorable Mention in 2011
• Became WVU’s 1,000th-point scorer on Feb. 2, 2011
• Has scored double figures in 62 career games
• Second all-time in school history with 309 offensive rebounds
• Has 12 double-doubles for his career
• 29th in school history with 1,165 career points

West Virginia (2010-11)
• Started all 33 games, averaging 34.9 minutes per contest
• Was second on the team in scoring at 13.1 points per game and led the team in rebounding at 7.5 boards per contest
• Shot 44.6 percent from the field
• Grabbed 246 rebounds, including 108 on the offensive glass
• Had 18 blocks, 18 steals and 37 assists
• Scored double figures in 23 games
• Had eight double-doubles
• Scored 10 points vs. Davidson
• Double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds vs. Vanderbilt
• Had 22 points against VMI
• 16 points vs. American
• Had 14 points at Miami
• Scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds at Duquesne
• Double-double with 15 points/10 rebounds vs. Cleveland State
• Scored 17 points with six assists vs. St. John’s
• 17 points at Marquette
• 13 points and six rebounds at DePaul
• 15 points and eight rebounds at Georgetown
• Double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds vs. Providence
• 17 points and nine rebounds vs. Purdue
• 13 points vs. USF
• Had eight points and seven rebounds at Louisville
• Had nine rebounds at Cincinnati
• Double-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds vs. Seton Hall
• Became WVU’s 47th 1,000-point scorer vs. Seton Hall
• Team-high 16 points at Villanova
• 12 points vs. Pitt
• Double-double with 14 points and 10 boards vs. Notre Dame
• 12 points/11 rebounds at Rutgers
• 15 points/10 boards vs. UConn
• Had a career-high 25 points and 16 rebounds (11 offensive) vs. Louisville
• Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll in March 6
• 15 points vs. Marquette
• Had 17 points and nine rebounds against Clemson

West Virginia (2009-10)
• Started all 38 games, averaging 33.0 minutes per contest
• Set a school record with 135 offensive rebounds in a season
• Averaged 13.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game
• Was second on the team in 3-point field goals made with 42
• Shot 40.4 percent from 3-point range and 52.1 percent from the floor
• Had 41 assists, 34 blocks and 22 steals
• Had 272 total rebounds for the season
• Had double figures in 31 games
• Made first collegiate start vs. Loyola (Md.) and finished with 14 points and seven rebounds
• 11 points vs. The Citadel
• Had 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists vs. Long Beach State
• Scored 11 points vs. Texas A&M
• Scored 17 points and had six rebounds vs. Portland
• Named to the 76 Classic all-tournament team
• Had 16 points and nine rebounds against Duquesne
• Double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds against Coppin State
• Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Dec. 14)
• Career-high 23 points against Cleveland State
• 12 points and nine rebounds vs. Ole Miss
• Double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds at Seton Hall
• Scored 18 points vs. Marquette
• Scored 12 points and had eight rebounds at Purdue
• Game-high 19 points vs. Rutgers on 8-of-9 shooting
• Double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds at Notre Dame
• Nine points at USF
• 11 points vs. Syracuse
• 13 points vs. Marshall
• Nine points, 11 rebounds vs. Ohio State
• 16 points vs. Louisville
• 16 points vs. Pitt
• 13 points at St. John’s
• 11 points, eight rebounds vs. Villanova
• Eight points and 10 rebounds at Pitt
• Nine points, eight rebounds at Providence
• 16 points, nine rebounds vs. Seton Hall
• 12 points at UConn
• 15 points vs. Cincinnati
• 14 points vs. Georgetown
• Nine points at Villanova
• 17 points vs. Cincinnati
• 10 points vs. Notre Dame
• 12 points against Georgetown
• Named to BIG EAST all-Tournament team
• 17 points vs. Morgan State
• 13 points vs. Missouri
• Game-high 18 points vs. Washington
• 13 points vs. Kentucky

West Virginia (2008-09)
• Played in all 35 games, averaging 6.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game
• Averaged 19.3 minutes per contest
• Shot 49.5 percent from the field
• Grabbed 170 rebounds, including 66 on the offensive glass
• Had 22 assists, 23 blocks and 21 steals
• Posted eight games in double figures, including a stretch of six games in a row during BIG EAST play
• Scored nine points against Elon
• Had six points against Longwood
• Had 11 points against Delaware State.
• Scored six points and grabbed six rebounds against Cleveland State
• Nine points and six rebounds at Duquesne
• Eight points, eight rebounds against Miami University
• Five points and five rebounds at Ohio State
• Had 12 points in 13 minutes at Seton Hall
• Grabbed six rebounds at Marquette
• Had six points and eight rebounds against Marshall
• Had four rebounds against USF
• Scored four points at Georgetown
• Scored six points vs. Pitt
• Scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds against St. John’s
• Had six points and six rebounds at Syracuse
• Had eight points and seven rebounds vs. Providence
• Had six points at Pitt
• Had seven rebounds vs. Villanova
• First double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. Notre Dame
• Had 10 points at Rutgers
• 12 points vs. Cincinnati
• 10 points at USF
• 13 points and nine rebounds vs. DePaul
• Career-high 19 points and eight rebounds vs. Louisville

High School
• Averaged 23 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks per game as a senior at Mount Vernon High
• Led Mount Vernon to New York State PHSAA championships in 2006 and 2007
• Had 23 double-doubles on the season
• Averaged 21 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks per game as a junior
• Named MVP of the Bojangles High School Shoot-out in North Carolina (57 points, 41 rebounds, seven blocks in three games)
• Named Most Outstanding Player of the Riverbank State Park Christmas tournament (47 points and 24 rebounds in two games)
• Named MVP of the Prime Time Tour in New Jersey (26 points and 14 rebounds)
• New York State PHSAA all-tournament team, Tri-County 1-AA first team all-conference, all-NY Hoops first team and NY Hoops all-suburban first team
• Selected to play in the NBA Top 100 Camp in 2007
• Played AAU basketball for the Westchester Hawks
• Selected to play in the 2008 Jordan Brand Classic all-star game
• Had 43 points and 19 rebounds against the Juice All-Stars

Personal
• Son of Patricia Jones and Fred DeJarnett
• Birthday is August 25
• Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
• BIG EAST Academic All-Star

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