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Jones practicing with Texas after leukemia treatments

September 24, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas junior guard Andrew Jones, who is battling leukemia, is practicing with the Longhorns but is still held out of some drills as he continues to regain strength.

Coach Shaka Smart says it’s not clear if Jones will be able to play in a game this season.

Texas announced on Jan. 10 that Jones had been diagnosed with leukemia after complaining of constantly feeling tired, and he didn’t play the rest of last season. He underwent lengthy treatment at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Jones has remained engaged on social media, often relaying comments about his recovery and returning to campus, or posting videos of him playing basketball.

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