Texas guard Jones leaves NBA draft to return to Longhorns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas guard Andrew Jones has withdrawn from the upcoming NBA draft and will return for his sophomore season.

Jones has entered the draft but didn't hire an agent, which left him eligible to return to play in college. He participated in the NBA draft combine and attended some team workouts.

Jones started 23 games as a freshman last season, averaging just over 11 points as Texas struggled to an 11-22 finish, its worst season in more than 30 years. His return is the latest boost for third-year coach Shaka Smart, who has signed one of the nation's top recruiting classes.

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