- After talking with Steven Pivovar of The World-Herald following Wednesday's Creighton practice, Jones announced his decision on Twitter.
- — Josh Jones (@62JJonesy)Thu, Dec 27 2012 01:38:01Today I would like to announce my early retirement 4rm my collegiate athletic career, and potentially further basketball aspirations.
- — Josh Jones (@62JJonesy)Thu, Dec 27 2012 01:39:27I'm may not have my career at bball anymore.but I do have my career in a healthy life and other successful opportunities. Thanks for support
- — Josh Jones (@62JJonesy)Thu, Dec 27 2012 01:45:24After being so strong having to be away from the game.. I shed a tear of bitter sweetness about the feelings as I walk away from the game
- He received support from coach Greg McDermott and former teammate Antoine Young
- — Coach McDermott (@cucoachmac)Thu, Dec 27 2012 01:41:39
- — Coach McDermott (@cucoachmac)Thu, Dec 27 2012 03:48:49Just to clarify.....Josh Jones did not "quit" the game of basketball. He hasn't quit anything in his life. He had no choice.
- — Creighton Basketball (@BluejayMBB)Thu, Dec 27 2012 01:52:24
- And support from fans and media members from around the country
- — Clark Kellogg (@PacerCK)Thu, Dec 27 2012 03:20:11Empathy 4 Creighton's Josh Jones. Has to give up the round ball due to heart ailment. Hoping in the long ball of life, things will bright.
- — Kyle Peterson (@KP_Omaha)Thu, Dec 27 2012 02:37:19@62JJonesy has shown more character in the past few weeks than most athletes do in a career. Stay strong, you have so many thinking of you.
- — Zach Potter (@ZachPotter88)Thu, Dec 27 2012 02:36:00
- — Los Bluejays (@LosBluejays)Thu, Dec 27 2012 02:35:11Fav memory of @62JJonesy is clutch play vs Evansville he didnt want Antoine to lose last home game. Thats the type of man Josh is, selfless.
- — Double Jay (@DoubleJayAlum)Thu, Dec 27 2012 04:36:04
- — Katie Vande Berg (@katiemae0710)Thu, Dec 27 2012 02:54:40@62JJonesy As one door closes many more will open. Thoughts, prayers, and well wishes headed your way. Go Jays! Thx for the memories!
- — Carol Zuegner (@czuegner)Thu, Dec 27 2012 02:18:20@62JJonesy Josh, know how much we love and respect you. This is such a hard thing to deal with. Wish we could take the hurt away.
- — Jake Mach (@jake_n_bake3)Thu, Dec 27 2012 04:06:24Sad day for Josh Jones. Guy never wanted to quit and now he has to for his health. Thanks for all you did for Creighton man #Respect
- — Zach Williamsen (@ZWilliamsen28)Thu, Dec 27 2012 03:41:05I feel terrible for @62JJonesy .. I think all athletes should hear his story and be able to learn something from it. Can't take any game..
Support for Josh Jones on Twitter
A heart issue has forced Josh Jones to end his college basketball career during his senior season. Creighton fans had an outpouring of support for the senior guard on Wednesday following the announcement.
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