Jones practicing with Texas after leukemia treatments

CAPTION: LUBBOCK, TX - MARCH 1: Andrew Jones #1 of the Texas Longhorns handles the ball during the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on March 1, 2017 at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech defeated Texas 67-57.

By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press | Source: MSN Sports

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas junior guard Andrew Jones is a limited participant in practice as he continues to regain strength following his diagnosis with leukemia, coach Shaka Smart said Monday.

Although Jones would probably like to play this season, Smart wasn’t ready to say if he will be able to get on the court in a game. Jones is a full-time student.

”It’s been great having him back. It’s terrific seeing him back on the court and doing what he loves to do,” Smart said. ”He’s participated in our workoutssome. There’s sometimes where he gets pulled out. The team doctor and the trainers want to make sure we’re building back his strength before he gets thrown out there full time.”

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.

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