After missing most of the last two seasons battling leukemia, Texas guard Andrew Jones returned to action in the Longhorns' season debut and put on a show. Jones notched a career-high 20 points in 29 minutes of action as Texas rolled past Northern Colorado in a 69-45 win.
Jones came off the bench in the game, but played the third-most minutes of any UT player. His 20 points was a game-high, and his first double-digit scoring performance since December 2017. He played in just two games last season before stepping away from the game for the rest of the season.
On Tuesday, Jones got his points in an array of ways. He finished 8-of-13 from the floor and was the aggressor, attacking defenders at the basket on this particular sequence for an easy bucket in the lane.
He also made four of his five 3-point attempts -- accounting for more than half of UT's 3-point makes on the night. Texas put it best in its tweet: You love to see it.
It's great to see Jones not only back out on the court, but thriving, too. He was among college basketball's biggest under-the-radar breakout contenders before his leukemia diagnosis in 2017, and he may be again this year.
"It was a great feeling to be back out there," Jones said after the game via ESPN. "I didn't have any jitters. I wasn't nervous.''