"If the goal is reaching the NBA, then work as hard as you can to make it. It might happen, it might not happen, but when you can say that you have no regrets and that you did everything you could, that's the best way to feel."
Jones will have stations to teach ball-handling, passing, rebounding, defending and shooting techniques, but he'll also focus on attitude and sportsmanship.
He plans to instill in the campers that desire, self-discipline and confidence are important traits to overcome any perceived limitations.
"It comes out of self-confidence," he said. "You know what you can do. You know your ability. You have to be the best player you can be. You might not get to be an all-star. You might not win two or three championships, but if you know who you are and you do what you can do be that person, that's all that matters.
"It's difficult and you've got to stay true to yourself and you have to have a good circle around you. I'm lucky. I've been blessed with a great family and great friends who support me and know what I can do and they've helped me stay that person and never be affected by any outside interference."
Jones has been in Cleveland working out and rehabilitating and he'll be in Morgantown this weekend, where he'll continue his recovery. After the camp, he heads back to Cleveland to prepare for training camp.
The Cavaliers figure to be active with their roster with only a few guaranteed contracts and a number of openings for the 2012-13 roster. They've already been rumored to be a part of trades and signings that were supposed to affect Jones, but those never happened.
He has moved past the disappointment of not being drafted, despite his agent saying a team with a first-round pick promised to take Jones somewhere in the draft and another team pledged to use its pick early in the second round on Jones.
Jones instead sat in the stands at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., as players he believe he was better than got drafted into his dream. No longer will he worry about the rumors and decisions he can't control.
"I think I'll leave that to my brother and my agent - they keep their eyes on that," he said. "Right now I can only worry about getting my heel better.
"I have a responsibility to get better for the team so I can show then the player I am in camp. I know what I can do. Now it's about me getting ready to show them the best player I can be."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.