Fletcher Hamilton, 10, holds up a sign reading "Praying for Andrew, #1" during a NCAA college basketball game in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. The school announced that Texas guard Andrew Jones has been diagnosed with leukemia. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Longhorns add permanent AJ1 patch to their jerseys to honor Andrew Jones

Posted January 17th, 2018


The Texas basketball program will wear permanent “AJ1” patches on their jerseys to honor sophomore guard Andrew Jones.

Players wore a different, temporary “AJ1” patch last week against TCU. That was only because the school wasn’t able to get something permanent done in time.

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Jones, a 20-year-old from Irving, has been diagnosed with leukemia. He is currently undergoing treatment in the Austin area. A fundraiser established for Jones and his family has surpassed $130,000. Jones wears jersey No. 1.

UT players were also wearing new warmup shirts that said, “Boom AJ1,” before Wednesday’s game against No. 8 Texas Tech.

Those wanting to send well-wishes to Jones or his family can send all correspondence to AJ1@athletics.utexas.edu.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.


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