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Cleveland Cavaliers To Sign Kevin Jones, Former WVU Basketball Star

Kevin Jones was easily the West Virginia Mountaineers' best player last year, and he was among the class of the ultra-tough Big East. Now, he's taking another step toward taking his talents to the NBA, according to a report.

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Former West Va. Star @kevjones5 is expected to sign a 3-yr deal today with the Cavs, his agent tells @SNYtv. 2 w/ team option for 3rd.

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This would make official an agreement with the Cavs Jones and his agent have had in place since the summer to have Jones in the Cleveland organization.

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Jones went undrafted this year, then dealt with a foot injury this summer, and even his agent, Bill Neff, admits that he's not a prototypical NBA prospect.

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"He's one of those guys who will not win the beauty contest," Neff said. "He's kind of got an awkward game in that he's below the rim. He looks a little mechanical and less athletic. He's just really effective. He's a good mid-range shooter and a great rebounder with a high motor."

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Jones also isn't much of a long-range shooter. Ultimately, though, it's hard to ignore a player who led the Big East in scoring and rebounding. Neff compares Jones to the Heat's Udonis Haslem.

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Via Ray Fittipaldo.

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