As Andrew Jones approaches the one-month mark since his leukemia diagnosis, his family has some good news to report.
The family of the Texas Longhorns guard family released an update through the University of Texas on Saturday and noted that “positive strides” were being made.
“Andrew was moved to Houston on Jan. 19 and has been receiving treatment at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is receiving the best possible care and taking the next steps in his recovery.”
The release went on to say, “We do want everyone to know that in the last two weeks, Andrew has made some positive strides. He’s even been able to get out of bed and move around some, which is a huge difference from when he was first diagnosed in Austin. We are very appreciative of the outpouring of love and support for Andrew and our family, and we do ask that you continue to keep Andrew in your daily thoughts and prayers. We know there’s a long battle ahead, but together we will win this fight.”
Jones came into the program as part of the Class of 2016 as a McDonald’s All-American in high school. He averaged 11.4 points as a freshman last season and then flirted with the NBA Draft, before removing his name from the process.
This season, Jones was leading the Longhorns in scoring with 13.5 points per game and speculation was he could end up a first-round pick in this year’s NBA Draft.
Jones has missed the past eight games, but it’s incredibly positive to hear this kind of news from the Jones family.