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

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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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