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The family of Texas guard Andrew Jones announced on Wednesday that the sophomore has been diagnosed with leukemia, according to Texas Basketball.
“After undergoing a number of tests & evaluations over the past week, Andrew has been diagnosed with leukemia,” they said in a statement. “He has begun treatments, and we hope everyone will keep him in your thoughts and prayers. This is obviously a difficult situation for our family, and we hope everyone will respect our privacy at this time.”
Head coach Shaka Smart also released a statement.
“Speaking for our entire team and staff, we love Andrew and will do everything we can to support his family and help him get back to health. I want to thank everyone for being respectful of the privacy that the Jones family needs at this time.”
A number of Jones’ teammates wished him well on Twitter:
Kerwin Roach II @KLR_doce
Get Well Soon Brother!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾 https://t.co/oh84Cs0JA5
So did former Texas star and current Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner:
Myl3s Turn3r @Original_Turner
Prayers Up 🙏🏾 https://t.co/hwae1ApU0L
Jones appeared in 10 games for the Longhorns this season, averaging 13.5 points (second on the team), 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists.