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Texas' Andrew Jones getting buckets even through leukemia treatment

The true sophomore was in the midst of a breakout season before he was diagnosed, but is evidently showing signs of recovery through his treatment in Houston.


Kahron Spearman


Texas Longhorn guard Andrew Jones is making progress in his fight against leukemia. 

He was diagnosed in the course of suffering an injury in early January.

"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 is taking the next steps in recovery," the university states in a statement from Feb. 3.

We do want everyone to know that in the last two weeks, Andrew has made some positive strides. Hes even 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 theres a long battle ahead, but together we will win this fight.

Now, with more proof of improvement, he's posted visuals of himself getting around and putting up smooth looking jumpers on a lowered basket. 

He's clearly lost weight in the course of the treatment.

The University of Texas also launched a website for the Andrew Jones and Family Support Fund, to which $156,000 has donated.

 

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