West Virginia senior forward, Kevin Jones was named one of 50 players on the Wooden Award preseason watch list. Jones is coming off an up and down junior year, where he helped his team reach the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.
Jones enters his final year, looking to improve on his 13.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. He will also be the leader once again on a fairly young team that could see at least two freshmen in the starting lineup. West Virginia opens their season on November 11th against Oral Roberts.
The Wooden Award goes to the Player of the Year and All-American selections. It is voted on by sportswriters from around the nation. Other Big East players on the Watch list are Tim Abromaitis (Notre Dame), Ashton Gibbs (Pittsburgh), Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph (Syracuse), Darius Johnson-Odom (Marquette), Jeremy Lamb and Alex Oriakhi (UConn), Peyton Siva (Louisville), and Maalik Waynes (Vilanova).