The junior guard had battled leukemia and suffered a damaged toe in observe final month, however overcame the percentages in opposition to him after there have been doubts he would even play this season.
“Initially, when he checked in, I suppose it simply hit me and doubtless hit lots of people within the constructing that this man was laying within the hospital mattress a matter of months in the past,” Texas coach Shaka Good stated, through the Austin American-Statesman. “Now, he’s on the market in a Texas uniform.”
Jones first checked in with 11 minutes, 40 seconds remaining within the second half to a roaring crowd. He completed with one level, one rebound and one help in 9 minutes of motion.
“It felt good simply having his presence,” guard Matt Coleman III stated. “You could possibly see the followers, they actually care about him.”
Added Coleman: “He dealt with it very humbly. Andrew desires to be handled like he’s considered one of us.”
The Longhorns are subsequent slated to host Arkansas at 7 p.m. ET Friday.