The Texas basketball program announced on Wednesday that sophomore guard Andrew Jones has been diagnosed with leukemia.
Jones was limited this season due to injuries, before an illness kept him out of last weekend’s game against Baylor.
After undergoing tests, Jones received his diagnosis.
“After undergoing a number of tests and evaluations over the past week, Andrew has been diagnosed with leukemia,” the family said in a statement released through the university. “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.”
Longhorns head coach Shaka Smart also commented on the status of Jones.
“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,” Smart said. “I want to thank everyone for being respectful of the privacy that the Jones family needs at this time.”
During his freshman campaign, Jones averaged 11.4 points per game.
Prior to injuries this season, the sophomore was averaging 15.3 points per game which was leading the team.
We would like to send our best wishes to Jones as he prepares for the battle ahead.