Texas freshman Andrew Jones, center, celebrates with players after beating OU at the Frank Erwin Center on Monday, January 23, 2017. Texas beat OU 84-83. Jones hit the game winning shot. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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LOOK: Texas G Andrew Jones puts up shots while battling leukemia

Posted February 8th, 2018


Andrew Jones provided some images Wednesday that made every college basketball fan say “boom.”

The Texas sophomore guard, who is battling leukemia at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, posted a video of himself shooting hoops for the first time since his diagnosis. He hasn’t lost his touch.

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Despite a 67-64 loss to Kansas State later Wednesday evening, the Longhorns were inspired by seeing their teammate back in action.

“It’s good to see him moving around,” Texas coach Shaka Smart said after the game. “You love seeing a guy with a twinkle in his eye and just a spirit about him.”

Jones tweeted last Saturday for the first time in weeks, adding some extra buzz to the already hyped College GameDay matchup between Texas and Oklahoma. At halftime of the Longhorns’ 79-74 victory over the No. 12-ranked Sooners, former UT football coach Mack Brown used part of his Hall of Fame recognition speech to shout out Jones.

Brown also revealed a T-shirt, which was also being worn by many in attendance. It contained Jones’ catchphrase, which has become a rallying cry for his recovery.


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