In a video posted to his Twitter account, Texas guard Andrew Jones, whose battle with leukemia went public on Jan. 10, can be seen shooting a few baskets from a hospital.
Nothing but net.
What else would you expect from the former McDonald’s All-American?
Longhorns coach Shaka Smart spoke about the video following UT’s 67-64 loss to Kansas State on Wednesday.
“It’s good to see him smiling and up on his feet because he’s spent a lot of the last month not on his feet,” Smart said. “It’s good to see him moving around. He’s got a heck of a fight in front of him, but you love seeing a guy with a twinkle in his eye and a spirit about him. He showed that on the basketball court when he played and the good thing about what I’ve seen just these last couple of days is you really see him fight.”
Smart last saw Jones on Sunday.
“He had said this is what I’m going to do, I’m going to attack this,” Smart said. “[Jones said] I’m going to take a great attitude and I’m going to show a lot of toughness like I do with everything in my life.”
Jones, a graduate of Irving MacArthur High School, last played for Texas on Jan. 1 against Iowa State. He sent out a tweet on Saturday saying that he was “doing a lot better and still fighting.”
Keep fighting Andrew.