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 to 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.”
— SI College Hoops (@si_ncaabb) January 10, 2018