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               === Creighton's Jones retires from basketball ===
 
 Omaha,  NE (Sports Network) - Creighton senior guard Josh Jones announced that
 his basketball career is over due to a heart condition.
 
 Jones  fainted prior  to  Creighton's  game against  Nebraska  on  Dec. 6.  He
 underwent nine hours of testing on Dec. 18 for an atrial flutter.
 
 In  eight  games this  season, Jones  averaged 7.0 points.  He appeared in 108
 games in his Creighton career, averaging 5.0 points.
 
 "Today I would like to announce my early retirement 4rm my collegiate athletic
 career,  and  potentially further  basketball aspirations,"  Jones said on his
 Twitter  account  Wednesday night.  "I'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. After  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."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 12/27 10:23:34 ET

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