"well I been going back and forth with this in my head and I feel this is the right decision #mountaineernation im comin back 4 my senior year," Jones tweeted. The announcement came fewer than four hours before the midnight deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft.
The school confirmed Jones' intentions with an offical release less than 30 minutes after his tweet.
"This was a good experience for me to go through the process and gain valuable feedback for my goal of playing in the NBA," Jones said in the releast. "I'm excited about coming back to West Virginia and playing with my teammates for my senior season."
"Kevin went through the process in a systematic and professional manner by exploring his options," WVU basketball coach Bob Huggins said in a prepared statemen. "He was able to gain feedback from NBA professionals that will help him in the future. We're pleased that he will be a Mountaineer for his senior season."
Jones is West Virginia's top returning scorer and rebounder with averages of 13.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as a junior in 2011.