University of Texas' Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia

University of Texas' Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia

Graduate of University of Delaware.

Our hearts go out to Andrew Jones, his family, and his teammates.

On the same day the program announced that starting point guard Andrew Jones has leukemia, the Texas Longhorns pulled off the most significant win of their 2017-18 season to date. "I want to thank everyone for being respectful of the privacy that the Jones family needs at this time".

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.

Jones missed four games earlier in the season with a wrist injury but was plagued by fatigue and other symptoms after returning to the court. The team has offered its full support, and Texas head coach Shaka Smart has spent an extensive amount of time with Jones' family over the weekend. He averaged 11.4 points as a freshman at Texas, but he chose to return for his sophomore season after attending the scouting combine. He also played nine minutes in the win at Iowa State on January 1.

Jones returned to the court December 29 and played nine minutes at home in the loss to Kansas.

#7 Duke 87, Pittsburgh 52: Marvin Bagley III scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as the visiting Blue Devils (14-2, 2-2 ACC) routed the Panthers (8-9, 0-4).

When Jones did not make the trip to Waco for last Saturday's game against Baylor, reporters asked Smart for an update on what was wrong. Jones was ejected from the vehicle but escaped with only some bruising.