Andrew Jones, Texas Longhorns guard, returns after leukemia treatments

Andrew Jones

Jones checked into Texas' 2018 season opening win against Eastern Illinois with 11:40 remaining in the second half for his first minutes since being diagnosed with leukemia previous year.

"It's great to see Andrew out on the court", Texas coach Shaka Smart said.

Jones led the Longhorns last season in scoring before his diagnosis forced him away from the game.

Jones played nine minutes in the lopsided win and notched a single point via free throw. Soon after a road game against Iowa State on January 1, he received the leukemia diagnosis. He was exactly that, too, averaging 11.5 points and a team-high 3.5 assists per game as a freshman before testing the NBA Draft waters and eventually returning to school. He was soon diagnosed with leukemia and left the team for a cancer center in Houston for treatment.

Jones was in the hospital until February and completed outpatient treatment in August.

Last season Jones was sidelined him being diagnosed with leukemia.

The junior guard had battled leukemia and suffered a broken toe in practice last month, but overcame the odds against him after there were doubts he would even play this season.

Jones averaged 11.4 points per game as a freshman and declared for the National Basketball Association draft following his first season with the Longhorns but later withdrew his name and returned to school.

"He treated it humbly. The team doctor and the trainers want to make sure we're building back his strength before he gets thrown out there full time".

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Related News:

  • Conjoined twins flown to Melbourne for surgery successfully separated

    Conjoined twins flown to Melbourne for surgery successfully separated

    Life-changing surgery to separate conjoined Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa in Melbourne has been successful. They headed into the theatre at 8am on Friday, with doctors administering the anaesthestic about 8.45am.
    Flight attendant breastfeeds stranger's baby on flight

    Flight attendant breastfeeds stranger's baby on flight

    And as a sweet end to her sweet gesture, Yahoo Lifestyle reported that Organo was promoted to Cabin Crew Evaluator on the flight. Organo, a new mother, switched gears from flight attendant into mum mode when she heard a crying baby mid-flight.
    Thousand Oaks shooting victim, survivors lived through Vegas massacre

    Thousand Oaks shooting victim, survivors lived through Vegas massacre

    Witnesses described a tall man, wearing all black with a hood covering part of his face, entering the bar shortly before midnight. Multiple people were killed in a mass shooting at a crowded bar in Thousand Oaks, California , late Wednesday, officials said .
  • Laika Returns with First Trailer for Stop-Motion Adventure 'Missing Link'

    The way that Laika combines stop-motion craftsmanship with digital technology continues to be unique within the industry. As sometimes happens, the U.S. trailer - also released today - gives a slightly different look at the film.
    U.S.  to deny asylum to illegal border crossers

    U.S. to deny asylum to illegal border crossers

    Trump claims he can accomplish this through an executive order, rather than with a constitutional amendment through Congress. Trump had telegraphed the move last week, saying he was fed up with migrants exploiting US laws by making bogus claims.
    Russian Federation  probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired

    Russian Federation probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired

    Democrats voiced fears the removal of the top USA law enforcement officer may be an attempt to undermine or end the investigation. He looked close to tears as he was applauded by the staff on his way out of the justice department building on Wednesday night.
  • Arkansas Voters Approve Minimum Wage Hike

    Arkansas Voters Approve Minimum Wage Hike

    Voters went around the Legislature on Tuesday to pass policies on wages, clean elections and medical marijuana. Currently , 29 states and Washington, D.C., have higher minimum wages than the federal rate, according to EPI.
    Sony Quietly Revs the PlayStation 4 Pro

    Sony Quietly Revs the PlayStation 4 Pro

    A new version of Sony's Playstation 4 Pro has been rolled out and it includes one very important improvement: it's a lot quieter. As far as other changes go, that's about it, which would explain why Sony didn't make a big "to-do" about the most recent change.
    Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Welcome Baby Girl After Secret Surrogacy

    Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Welcome Baby Girl After Secret Surrogacy

    The Miami Heat player is already a father to sons Zaire, 16, Zion, 11, and Xavier, four, from previous relationships. The couple both shared sweet photos of them cuddling up to the newborn, whose name is yet to be revealed.
  • Government announces five new AI centres of excellence

    Government announces five new AI centres of excellence

    The government says it will prioritise using genomics and image analysis to understand how other complex diseases develop. They will be spearheaded by some of the UK's leading healthcare companies including GE Healthcare, Siemens, and Philips.

    USA UNLEASHED: America Now 'Pumping More Oil' than Saudi Arabia, Russia

    Front-month Brent crude oil futures were at $72.27 a barrel at 0800 GMT, up 21 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last close. Energy Information Administration said U.S. oil production will be higher this year and in 2019 than previously forecasted.
    Sabathia agrees to $8M deal to stay with Yankees | AP sports

    Sabathia agrees to $8M deal to stay with Yankees | AP sports

    I think he's a heck of a pitcher. "He's a very successful major leaguer, and it's just going to happen somewhere else". CC Sabathia didn't want to leave The Bronx without a second World Series title added to the one he helped win in 2009.


Most liked

Kelsey Merritt poses with Adriana Lima at 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Last month, Lawwley started an online petition calling on people to boycott the show. And it wasn't because I was nervous, I was just excited.

Australia: One dead in Melbourne multiple stabbing attack
Footage from the scene show a man making stabbing gestures at two uniformed officers near a burning auto before he was shot. Police officers at the scene on Bourke Street in Melbourne after a man attacked others with a knife.

Celtic v RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig have scored at least two goals in their last four Europa league games, although they have conceded a total of nine in that time. "We'll put this one down to me".

After Election Loss Texas Judge Randomly Releases Juvenile Defendants
After setting the juveniles free, Devlin rescheduled all of the cases for January, when his replacement will have taken the bench. The stories differ on the number of juveniles released. "But nobody has seen this before", Halpert said.

Xiaomi officially enters the United Kingdom with the Mi 8 Pro
Pre-orders for the Redmi 6A from Three start tomorrow for delivery on November 21. We are thrilled to make great strides by announcing our arrival in the UK.

Pacific Rim And Altered Carbon Anime Projects Coming From Netflix
Fans of the American tv show Atlanta will recognize the voice of Lakeith Stanfield who will be voicing protagonist Yasuke . It is to be produced by Shanty Harmayn and Tanya Yuson at BASE Entertainment, a studio based in Jakarta and Singapore.

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp engaged, confirmed by Meg Ryan Instagram photo
She was just an angel sent to me at the right time", Mellencamp told radio personality Howard Stern at the time. Ryan has a son named Jack with Quaid, as well as a daughter, Daisy , whom she adopted after her divorce.

U.S. Attorney General Sessions Resigns, Throwing Doubt On Russia Probe
Winning confirmation in the Senate may become easier because Republicans gained seats in Tuesday's midterm elections. He also was not confirmed by the Senate, since he does not hold one of the top posts that meet this bar.

Who Will Change the Future with the New Fantastic Beasts 2 Poster
Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Disney plans new Star Wars prequel series
Luna said in a statement that the format would be a chance to "explore this character more deeply". If you sense a disturbance in the Force, you're not alone.

Student Journalists Report From Thousand Oaks Shooting Where Classmates Partied
On Wednesday night, students gathered for college country night between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m., according to the bar's website. Thousand Oaks is a city of about 130,000 people about 64 kilometers west of Los Angeles, just across the county line.

Wildfire Near Chico Grows To 5,000 Acres; Evacuations Ordered
She and her husband grabbed their dog, jumped in their pickup truck and drove through flames before getting to safety, she said. Her 25-year-old son has cerebral palsy, needs a wheelchair to get around and is fed through a tube.

Russia probe 'under threat' after Sessions fired
Winning confirmation in the Senate may become easier because Republicans gained seats in Tuesday's midterm elections . Florida attorney general Pam Bondi , who has appeared with Trump at campaign events, has also been floated .

Another police run-in for Antonio Brown: Driving over 100 miles per hour
Brown was on McKnight Road when he was driving and he was pulled over "between Babcock Boulevard and the Parkway" per KDKA. Brown appears to be a fan of Porsche, previously posting videos of the his-and-her 911 set he shares with his girlfriend.

Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed in harbor
Authorities said the Norwegian frigate, which carried military weapons, ran aground near Bergen after it started taking on water. Eirik Walle, of Norway's rescue centre, told Norwegian news agency NTB the collision smashed a hole in the side of the warship.