Virginia boy stars in new commercial

Local student stars in ad with hometown hero

SUITLAND, MD (WUSA9) - A Prince George's County boy is getting a lot of attention on the national stage.

Suitland native James Jones, 11, stars in a new commercial for American Family Insurance.

In the commercial, Jones hops onto an entertainment bus to prepare for what he believes will be a talk show. Jones told WUSA9 that he believed he was going to talk about how his mother has made sacrifices so he can be a dancer.

But, Jones gets a big surprise.

Prince George's County native Kevin Durant walks onto the bus after watching Jones from a studio camera nearby.

"When I saw Kevin Durant, my whole brain changed and everything," Jones said.

Jones showed Durant some of his dance moves before moving on to a bigger topic: how much both of them love their moms.

"She's leading me the right way and she's raising me the right way," Jones said of his mom.

Durant grabbed national headlines of his own when he shared with the world how much he adored his mother during his 2014 MVP acceptance speech.

"You the real MVP," Durant told his mom.

Jones said Durant told him to always follow his dreams and it appears that is something he has made a committment to do.

Jones is actually a part of the Wizards' youth dance team.

If you would like to see his commercial over-the-air, you can catch it on TNT throughout the NBA season.

It also aired across the nation Thusday night.
 


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