Andrew Jones

Updated as of 8/20/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 185
College: Texas
Classification: Sixth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 12/9/1997

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Decent scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter
Excels at scoring on the move
Handles the ball well
Fairly good rebounder for his size
Decent defensive player
Solid athlete
Has very good intangibles

Cons:

Streaky shooter
Can struggle to score in traffic
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can have lapses defensively
Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside
Has missed time due to a wrist fracture
Has missed considerable time due to serious health concerns

Summary:

Andrew Jones is an athletic, combo guard that can score the basketball in a variety of ways.  Prior to his battles with leukemia, he was a promising prospect that had the physical profile to end up being a versatile role player at the next level, and he also showed solid defensive skills and tenacity that enabled him to succeed on that end of the floor.

​He was out for most of his sophomore season as he was battling leukemia, and he’s struggled to fully recover, which his health battles has limited him to playing in two games during the 2018-19 season.

Jones is a talented player that had first round talent prior to his health struggles, and he has the ability to excel in college if he can return to top form.  He played well during the 2019-20 season, and he put forth some very good performances last year.

After a lengthy battle with leukemia, Jones was able to make a full recovery, and he managed to score 20 points in his team’s win over Northern Colorado during the 2019-20 season.  This past season, Jones had his ups and downs, but he was able to help lead his team to the 2021 NCAA Tournament, though he still may have a long road ahead of him in his journey to the NBA.

Links:

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

DraftExpress Profile

Sports Illustrated’s Article on Jones Being Out Due to a Wrist Fracture

ESPN’s Article on Jones’ Battling Leukemia

Sports Illustrated’s Article on Jones Returning to Play for Texas for the 2021-22 Season

Games Scouted:

2/7/17 Texas vs. Iowa State

11/23/17 Texas vs. Butler

11/24/17 Texas vs. Duke

12/2/20 Texas vs. North Carolina

12/6/20 Texas vs. Villanova

2/2/21 Texas vs. Baylor

3/11/21 Texas vs. Texas Tech

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