On the list of those invited are Big East players Ashton Gibbs of Pitt, Jamine Peterson, formerly of Providence, Carleton Scott of Notre Dame, Hollis Thompson, Austin Freeman and Chris Wright of Georgetown and Jackson of Syracuse.
So far, no K.J.
"The list is not complete though," said Nets representative Patrick Rees. "It's subject to change come Saturday, Sunday. I think it will be a revolving door.
"I know he's on a list of 'would participate if invited.' He's on the radar."
The odds are getting longer and longer, though, that Jones will remain in the draft pool. In addition to the Jersey snub, his name has been absent on most mock drafts. Sure, most mock drafts have little basis, but a few certainly do. So on Tuesday I viewed 38 mock draft sites (yes, 38; I get paid to do this for you), most of which tried valiantly to somehow, some way cleverly use the word "hoops" in their names.
None of the 38 (many of which included just the first round) listed Jones. I even found one site, The Hoops Reports, that listed WVU's Casey Mitchell going to the Los Angeles Lakers with the 58th pick and (ready for this?) Pitt's Gary McGhee going 59th to San Antonio.
So it's not good news for Jones, but it is good news for WVU fans hoping to see him play his senior season.
Jones, by the way, has until 11:59 p.m. Sunday to withdraw his name, according to WVU compliance director Keli Cunningham. He would do so by faxing a document to the NBA.
"He [first] sent a declaration to the NBA office," Cunningham said of the procedure. "The NBA had an application for him to fill out. He's not being represented by an agent. That means either he or the NBA must be responsible for the finances.
"I met with Kevin and walked him through all this."
Cunningham said she told Jones to keep documentation of travel, etc., to show he - or the NBA - paid the bills in case the NCAA came calling.
Through Tuesday, though, there was no ticket punched for Jersey.
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