If you’re looking for a health update regarding Texas basketball player Andrew Jones, you’re in luck. This week, Longhorns basketball coach Shaka Smart addressed Jones’ progress in his recovery but could not commit to whether Jones would suit up in 2018. Jones was diagnosed with Leukemia in January 2018.
According to Smart, Jones is making impressive progress, but there’s no word when he will be able to return to the court.
The good news, however, is that Jones has begun regaining strength and weight lost while recovering from the disease.
“He’s made progress,” Smart said, via 247 Sports. “I don’t want to say for sure where (his debut in a game) will be. I think he’d like to do that, but we’ve got to make sure we do what makes the most sense for him long term, but also what makes the most sense for our team. It’s terrific seeing him back on the court and doing what he loves to do. He’s back full-time as a student, which is obviously great as well.
“We’re really just kind of taking it day by day in terms of how he does and how he proceeds. We’re excited about the growth he’s making. Obviously, there’s more to come.”
Before he was diagnosed last season, Jones averaged 13.5 points per game and was shooting more than 46 percent from behind the three-point line.