The 6'8" senior power forward is somewhat reminiscent of Elton Brand in terms of his body type. But, his game is a little more reminiscent of a young Sam Perkins.
Early in his West Virginia career, Jones was a 40 percent shooter from deep. As his body and game evolved Jones, got thicker and moved down in the post more often. That doesn't mean Kevin won't step out and launch the three.
In several games this season, Jones has caught fire from beyond the arc and led the Mountaineers to key wins in doing so. Make no mistake, though, Jones and the Mountaineers are at their best when he's playing closer to the rim.
He shot above 50 percent on the season, along with 78 percent from the free-throw stripe. In fact, better than 15 percent of Jones' total points came from the stripe this season. Sixty-eight percent came from inside the three-point arc, meaning he maintained discipline and did most of his damage around the basket.
It showed, as he also managed more than 11 rebounds and a block per game. Maintaining his overall game, he contributed 1.25 assists.
For a player on a 19-13 team, it would seem unlikely for him to garner Player of the Year consideration, yet many have thrown his name in that hat. It is because his game is so highly evolved. His NBA stock should fall in line quite nicely, common sense would tell you.