Texas men's basketball player diagnosed with leukemia, undergoing treatment

Texas men's basketball player diagnosed with leukemia, undergoing treatment

The 20-year-old NBA Draft hopeful ranked second on the Longhorns in points per game (13.5) and first on the team in 3-point percentage this season.

No further details on the diagnosis or Jones' condition were immediately released.

"This is obviously a hard situation for our family, and we hope everyone will respect our privacy at this time", the Jones' family statement said. "This is obviously a hard situation for our family, and we hope everyone will respect our privacy at this time". "I want to thank everyone for being respectful of the privacy that the Jones family needs at this time".

He did not accompany the team to Baylor for Saturday's 69-60 loss. Smart has said previously that Jones had been lacking energy.

Jones was a McDonald's All-American in high school and tested the National Basketball Association draft waters last season after a successful freshman campaign. "At the University of Texas, we will do everything in our power to provide all of the resources we can to assist Andrew and his family".

Texas hosts No. 16 TCU on Wednesday night. Obviously, there is no timetable for a possible return to the court. He also played nine minutes in the win at Iowa State on January 1.

Jones was a McDonald's All-American in high school and then averaged 11.4 points as a freshman last season. He has an older brother, Anthony Jackson, and his older sister, Alexis Jones, is a rookie guard on the Minnesota Lynx.

But Jones began to feel worse from there. Jones was ejected from the vehicle but escaped with only some bruising.

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