AUSTIN, Texas (WPVI) -- A Texas basketball player recently celebrated more than just scoring a point.
Texas Longhorns junior basketball player Andrew Jones was diagnosed with leukemia back in January.
Jones returned to action, cancer-free, on November 6th during a game against Eastern Illinois.
According to the NCAA, Jones entered the game with just 11:40 left on the clock.
Jones quickly made an impact with a steal and a rebound before making his way to the free-throw line.
The crowd erupted into cheers and a standing ovation when Jones sunk a free-throw shot.
The Longhorns ended up beating Eastern Illinois with a final score of 71-59.
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Texas basketball player receives standing ovation after scoring first point cancer-free
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