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Monday / February 27.

Pitino Says Kevin Jones Issue May Be An ‘Oversight’

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NEW YORK — Rick Pitino says he doesn’t know which Big East coach left Kevin Jones off the All-Big East First Team, but that someone may have just made an “oversight.”

“Some coaches have their assistants fill it out and it’s just an oversight and it’s not mean-spirited,” Pitino told SNY.tv at Madison Square Garden. “It’s just an oversight. IĀ don’t know who it was, obviously.

“It’s someone who maybe lost that recruiting battle.”

For the record, Jones picked West Virginia overĀ Indiana, Pittsburgh, UMass, Seton Hall, Rutgers and St. John’s out of Mount Vernon High School. Here’s the old-school ZAGS to prove it.

Sources close to Pitino said he voted for Jones for Player of the Year.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.