Texas guard Andrew Jones returned to the winner’s circle this week, completing chemotherapy treatment for leukemia and preparing to rejoin the Longhorns’ basketball team for workouts.
Jones, a McDonald’s All-American at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, was diagnosed with leukemia and left the team on Jan. 10. He missed a road trip due to fatigue and a lack of energy and underwent a battery of medical tests before the diagnosis was revealed.
On Friday, Jones shared via Twitter his “bell ringing” ceremony, signaling the end of his medical treatment.
Jones averaged 11.4 points as a freshman at Texas and decided to return for his sophomore season in 2017-18 instead of entering the NBA draft.
Jones suffered a wrist injury in early December that forced him to miss multiple games. Before the injury, he was leading the Longhorns in scoring with 15.3 points per game.