Watch Fans Cheer Andrew Jones In First Game Since Leukemia Diagnosis

Ruben Hill
November 9, 2018

The five star recruit for the Texas Longhorns' men's basketball team was diagnosed with Leukemia last January, and battled with the disease this entire year, even transferring to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, which ended up significantly reducing the time of his treatment program.

"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. "It's terrific seeing him back on the court and doing what he loves". Jones didn't play another game for Texas during the 2017-18 season.

He was averaging more than 13 points per game last January when he complained of fatigue.

He returned to the team in September, but a fractured toe set him back.

While the Duke Blue Devils and freshman forward Zion Williamson pretty much broke the Internet during the Champions Classic against Kentucky, Texas Longhorns junior guard Andrew Jones was making his triumphant return to the hardwood after his leukemia diagnosis and treatments.

"Only the strong survive, and that's been something that I've lived by these last couple months", Jones told ESPN last week. "Through the grace of God, anything is possible".

"It felt good just having his presence", guard Matt Coleman III said.

Andrew Jones is one of those individuals. The Longhorns' next game will be a matchup against Arkansas on November 9.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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