Texas Longhorns guard Andrew Jones has been diagnosed with leukemia, according to a statement released by his family.
A pang of sadness has come over fans, coaches, and teammates who are members of the Longhorns basketball family at the University of Texas.
According to a Wednesday report from the Houston Chronicle, some painful news emerged about the health of star Longhorns guard Andrew Jones (pictured). However, this health concern is more adverse than any injury that can be sustained on the basketball court.
Jones has dealt with on-the-court injuries before earlier in the current season. The 6’4″ backcourt playmaker was not able to play in four games after fracturing his wrist in an early-season game against VCU. Since his return, his minutes have been very limited in the games he has played.
Longhorns head coach Shaka Smart and the University of Texas Athletic Director’s office knew the reason for Jones’s limited availability, but they wanted to keep the news private until his family was ready to publicly announce what was wrong.