Longhorns Shooting Guard Andrew Jones Has Been Diagnosed With Leukemia

PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 24: Marvin Bagley III #35 and Gary Trent Jr #2 of the Duke Blue Devils trap Andrew Jones #1 of the Texas Longhorns during the first half of the game during the PK80-Phil Knight Invitational presented by State Farm at the Moda Center on November 24, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. Duke won the game 85-78. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Sophomore shooting guard Andrew Jones of the Texas Longhorns has been diagnosed with Leukemia.

Jones, 20, is averaging 13.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. According to Sports Illustrated, he declined toĀ declare for the NBA draft and returned to school this year.

The family released the following statement:

“After undergoing a number of tests and evaluations over the past week, Andrew has been diagnosed with leukemia. 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 states:

“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.”

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