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WVU's Kevin Jones Named NABC All-American

WVU star Kevin Jones has been named a second-team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Marquette's Jae Crowder, who beat out Jones for the Big East Player of the Year award even though Jones was tops in the conference in points and rebounds, made the third team.

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Jones averaged 20.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game while producing the nation's third-best double-double total with 21. He ranks fifth on WVU's list of most double-doubles in a season behind Jerry West (30 and 25), Lloyd Sharrar (23) and Rod Thorn (22).

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Jones led the Mountaineers to a 19-14 record and was by far their most consistently productive player.

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The first team includes Kentucky's Anthony Davis, Michigan State's Draymond Green, Creighton's Doug McDermott, Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, and Kansas' Thomas Robinson. Another Big East player, Syracuse's Kris Joseph, joins Jones on the second team, along with UNC's Harrison Barnes and Tyler Zeller and Missouri's Marcus Denmon.

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In addition to Crowder, the third team features Duke's Austin Rivers, Murray State's Isaiah Canaan, Kentucky's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Weber State's Damian Lillard.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.