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Back from leukemia, Andrew Jones leads Texas men’s basketball past Northern Colorado

Guard Andrew Jones scored a career-high 20 points in his first game back from leukemia treatment (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — It does not take long to find someone for whom to root on the Texas basketball team, even for those who are not Longhorns fans. Just pick up a copy of the team’s numerical roster and stop two from the top, at jersey No. 1 and guard Andrew Jones.

Jones’s two-year battle with — and triumph over — leukemia has been well documented, but how far he has come as a basketball player since his diagnosis in January 2018 was under question with the beginning of this basketball season.

That question has been

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .