WVU’s Kevin Jones Eyes First Round Draft Pick
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After one of the most productive seasons ever for a Mountaineer, Kevin Jones looks to make his case as a first round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft at the NBA Draft Combine and in individual team workouts.
The former West Virginia standout is one of 60 players invited to the Combine which takes place on June 7-8 in Chicago. Jones also worked out for five teams in the past two weeks: the Celtics, Warriors, Thunder, Bulls, and Heat. Which team will call his name on June 28?
Currently, Jones is being pegged as a late-first round to early-second round pick. At 6’8” 250 pounds, the power forward will be undersized in the League, but with his ability to rebound and knock down mid-range jumpers, comparisons can be made to Udonis Haslem and Chuck Hayes.
After withdrawing his name from last year’s Draft, Jones’ choice to return to Morgantown for his senior season undoubtedly improved his stock. This past season ...