After finding work overseas, Kevin Jones may be on the fast track back to the NBA.
It was reported Thursday night that West Virginia forward Kevin Jones is going to play in the Orlando Summer League with the Indiana Pacers, per Adam Zagoria of NBA.com.
Former West Va star Kevin Jones will play in the Orlando Summer League with the Indiana Pacers, he tells @SNYtv
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) May 29, 2014
Jones spent this past season with the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Basketball League after leaving the Canton Charge, a NBA D-League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
While with the Beermen, Jones scored 27.4 points per game and grabbed 15.0 rebounds per contest.
The Orlando Summer League will kickoff July 5. Players like Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony all got their start in the NBA Summer Leagues, impressing coaches enough for long-term deals. Now, KJ will join players like Nerlens Noel this summer in hopes of making the leap to the NBA for good this time.
This will be the first time in his pro career he has been healthy for a Summer League, and he should have an opportunity to finally show what he can do against NBA level competition.