Creighton Senior To Hang Up Bball Cleats Due to Heart Problem

Curt Casper

OMAHA (KPTM) - Josh Jones will be retiring from the game ofbasketball. The Senior guard for the Creighton Bluejays will undergo anotherheart surgery.

Jones blacked out before the Creighton-Nebraska basketballgame December 6th, 2012. Jones who has a history of heart problemsunderwent a heart surgery a couple of weeks later. As a senior in high schoolJones underwent open-heart surgery. He was able to finish his senior year atOmaha Central before starting his career at Creighton.

Jones had an atrial flutter which caused his heart rate toincrease rapidly. He was hospitalized the evening of the 6th.

Jones finished his career as a Bluejay with 538 points andover 100 three pointers made. In 2011-212 Jones ranked 10th in theMissouri Valley Conference with 42.3 percent shooting from three-point range.

In a media conference on December 12th,Jones told members of the media he is working to finish his degree as a PublicRelations/Journalism major.