Texas sophomore Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia

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Texas announced on Wednesday afternoon that sophomore guard Andrew Jones has been diagnosed with leukemia.

He has already started treatments, according to a statement released by the Jones family.

“Speaking for our entire team and staff, we love Andrew and will do everything we can to support his family and help him get back to healthy,” head coach Shaka Smart said in a statement.

Jones missed four games earlier this season with a wrist injury. He returned at the start of Big 12 play, seeing 20 total minutes in games against Kansas and at Iowa State. He did not play last Saturday at Baylor and on Tuesday, Smart told reporters that Jones would not be available for Wednesday’s game against TCU.

Jones is a talented basketball player, a combo-guard with NBA talent. He was averaging 13.5 points and 2.0 assists this season while shooting a team-high 46.3 percent from three.