After working with kids at the Thunder Youth Basketball camp, Jones took the time to chat with thunder.nba.com about his summer and the upcoming season.

On visiting kids in the community:

It’s good to know that I can put some smiles on some kids faces and give back a little bit. I had a lot of fun out there though, especially playing five-on-five. It was probably the most fun I’ve had playing pickup with some kids. It’s real enjoyable and it’s a good experience.

On if he saw any major talent out on the floor:

The first thing most people notice about Perry Jones is his ear-to-ear grin. On Tuesday at the final Thunder Youth Basketball camp of the summer, Jones was able to put smiles on a lot of campers’ faces.

The 2012 first-round draft pick by the Thunder spent the afternoon working with the 5-to-16 year-old boys and girls, first engaging them with a question-and-answer session, then working with them in drills and even taking part in a game of five-on-five.

Led by Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Team USA has always been about respect. Respect for the letters on their jerseys, respect for their opponents and respect for one another. On Sunday, Team USA once again earned the world’s respect as it beat Spain 107-100 in the London Olympics Gold Medal game.

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