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Texas Basketball: Andrew Jones Diagnosed With Leukemia

Texas Basketball: Andrew Jones Diagnosed With Leukemia

Graduate of University of Delaware.

Jones was diagnosed with leukemia, the university announced earlier today.

After missing time with an undisclosed illness, Texas Longhorns sophomore guard Andrew Jones will step away from basketball to recover from leukemia.

He returned in a limited capacity for two games starting with Texas's 92-86 loss to Kansas on December 29 but then missed Saturday's loss at Baylor, with Coach Shaka Smart expressing concern but saying only that Jones had "some type of sickness".




"This is obviously a hard situation for our family, and we hope everyone will respect our privacy at this time", the Jones' family statement said. He had tested the waters off the National Basketball Association draft after his freshman season but chose to return to school this season.

Irving MacArthur's Andrew Jones (10) attempts a layup in a game against Highland Park during the first half of a class 6A first-round playoff game at Lewisville High School in Lewisville on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. "I want to thank everyone for being respectful of the privacy that the Jones family needs at this time". As the band played the UT alma mater, the team thought about the fight Jones is about to go through.

He is averaging 13.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He has an older brother, Anthony Jackson, and his older sister, Alexis Jones, is a rookie guard on the Minnesota Lynx. Two of them held up his jersey while tears welled up in the eyes of head coach Shaka Smart.


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