Texas Longhorns guard Andrew Jones delivered some great news on Monday afternoon. Jones announced he is beginning outpatient treatment to continue to battle his leukemia.
In a statement released through the school, Jones said, “I was released from MD Anderson Cancer Center on Saturday night around 5 p.m. and have started receiving treatments on an outpatient basis. That was a great night and a big step for me and my family.”
The statement went on to say, “My doctors tell me I am continuing to show improvement, and that is really encouraging. My family and I will remain in Houston for this next stage of my recovery. As we’ve said before, I’m really thankful for all the love and support that has been shown to me and to my family. It has truly been overwhelming. I hope you’ll continue to keep me in your daily thoughts and prayers. Together, we WILL win this fight.”
Jones was diagnosed in January and has spent the several weeks at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston.
He was averaging 13.5 points per game prior to a wrist injury that came just weeks before his diagnosis. Jones was a McDonald’s All-American in high school who considered a jump to the NBA after his freshman season, but returned to Austin.
The Longhorns are back on the court Monday night taking on the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence and wrap up the regular season by hosting West Virginia on Saturday.