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Kevin Jones, Donna Abbott Represent Basketball in WVU Sports Hall of Fame

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Former Mountaineer basketball players Kevin Jones and Donna Abbott will be inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022, Director of Athletics Shane Lyons announced on Saturday morning.

Jones played at West Virginia from 2008-12, while Abbott played on the women’s side from 1989-92.

Jones played a key role in the 2010 Final Four team, the first team to do so since 1959. The New York forward averaged 19.9 points and 10.9 rebounds on 51 percent shooting as a senior. That year Jones was named a Consensus All-American.

Jones left West Virginia as one of two Mountaineers to score at least 1,800 points and pull down 1,000 rebounds during his collegiate career.

Abbott was one of three players in WVU women’s basketball history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. The in-state native appeared in 108 games for the Mountaineers under legendary head coach Kittie Blakemore. Abbott helped lead the Mountaineers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1989 as well as their second in 1992. West Virginia reached the Sweet-16 in 1992, the only team to do so in program history.

Induction ceremonies will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, prior to the West Virginia-Towson football game.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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