Longhorns star Andrew Jones takes some shots a month after leukemia diagnosis

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Leukemia isn’t going to stop Texas Longhorns guard Andrew Jones from doing what he loves. Just a month after being diagnosed, Jones posted a video of himself taking some shots during his recovery.

Jones posted the video on his Twitter page:

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Wearing gloves and a mask over his face, Jones took a couple shots while standing a few feet away from the basket.

The video doesn’t show much, but it was enough to provide hope to those rooting for Jones to make a quick recovery. As he explained later on Twitter, he can’t just sit still all day. He needs to do something active to pass the time.


Texas announced Jones was battling leukemia Jan. 10. A day later, the team won an emotional game in double-overtime to upset TCU. The school also set up a fund to help Jones and his family pay for treatment. 

Andrew Jones took some shots while recovering from leukemia treatments. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)
Andrew Jones took some shots while recovering from leukemia treatments. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

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