"Bringing Energy"

It's easy to see what Kevin Jones discerns as he role in West Virginia' prime sixth man off the Mountaineer bench. It's present in just about every analysis he provides of his game.

When freshman Kevin Jones is asked about his play, he invariably includes the phrase "bringing energy" in his answer. That's something of a generic phrase, but it certainly encompasses much of what the best player outside of WVU's starting lineup brings to the team. Whether it's a midrange jumper, a rebound and stickback, or defensive work on a player that's usually bigger and stronger than he, Jones has been West Virginia's fireman for much of this season.

Playing well enough (and lately, often enough) to almost be classified as another starter, Jones was again up to his usual productivity level in West Virginia's 82-63 win over DePaul. In 25 minutes of action, he scored 13 points on 6-7 shooting and snared nine rebounds, just missing a double-double. For the season, the sweet-shooting New York native is making 51.5% of his shots.

In this post-game interview, Jones describes his immediate aims upon entering the game, and ponders whether or not he would be as effective in a starting role.

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