Leukemia Wasn’t Going to Stop Andrew Jones From Playing Basketball Again

Annette Crawford
November 9, 2018

Both happened on opening night. Now Jones is scheduled to resume leukemia treatments in December, he said at a press conference October 31.

Texas' Andrew Jones played just 10 games for the Longhorns previous year, missing time after a leukemia diagnosis in January.

Andrew Jones gets a standing ovation in his return to the Erwin Center.

"First of all, when he checked in, I guess it just hit me and probably hit a lot of people in the building that this guy was laying in the hospital bed a matter of months ago", Texas coach Shaka Smart said, via the Austin American-Statesman.


A former five-star prospect and McDonald's All-American coming out of MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, Jones arrived on the Longhorns' campus as an immediate-impact player. "It's terrific seeing him back on the court and doing what he loves".

Jones led the Longhorns last season in scoring before his diagnosis forced him away from the game.

They got to their feet when Jones entered the game against Eastern Illinois University with 11:40 left on the clock, ESPN reported. Jones didn't play another game for Texas during the 2017-18 season.

He joined the team in September, but then fractured a toe in his right foot in practice last month. "It's a choice whether if you want to just continue to go on and fight through adversity, or you can just sit there and let it take over you". He finished with one point, one rebound and one assist in nine minutes of action. "Through the grace of God, anything is possible".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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