Texas guard Jones, who fought leukemia, to enter NBA draft

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FILE - Texas guard Andrew Jones (1) looks to shoot in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 25, 2022. Jones, whose college basketball career was interrupted for nearly two years by leukemia, has announced he will skip a final season with the Longhorns and turn pro. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas guard Andrew Jones, whose college basketball career was interrupted for nearly two years by leukemia, has announced he will skip a final season with the Longhorns and turn pro. Jones ranks ninth in scoring in program history with 1,620 points. He announced his decision to enter the NBA draft in a statement posted on social media. Jones was diagnosed with leukemia in January 2018 and missed most of that season and the next while undergoing treatment.

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