East guard Andrew Jones (10) from Irving MacArthur dribbles against the West center Zach Collins from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, Nev., during the McDonald's All-American boys basketball game, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Chicago. Jones signed his letter of intent with the Longhorns on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

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Irving MacArthur guard Andrew Jones signs with Texas

Posted April 13th, 2016

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Irving MacArthur guard Andrew Jones signed his letter of intent on Wednesday to join the Texas men’s basketball team for the upcoming season.

The school confirmed Jones’ signing via Twitter.

Jones, considered a five-star guard by various recruiting services, committed to UT two days after the upset win over No. 3 North Carolina on Dec. 12. He averaged an eye-popping 30 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists per game as a senior while leading MacArthur to a 22-7 record last season.

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Jones is likely to be the only player the Longhorns sign Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA-mandated spring signing period.

“I’m extremely excited about the addition of Andrew to our basketball family,” Texas coach Shaka Smart said in a statement. “He brings a terrific skill set, a passion for the game and an exceptional capacity for work. I believe Andrew will make an immediate and profound impact on our program.”

Last fall, Texas also signed forward James Banks (6-10) and guard Jacob Young (6-1). Then on Tuesday, Tulane forward Dylan Osetkowski announced he was transferring to UT. However, the 6-foot-8 forward must sit out one year per NCAA transfer rules.

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