Back in January, Texas Longhorns sophomore guard Andrew Jones was diagnosed with leukemia. On Monday, he and his family got some great news, as he was released from the hospital to begin outpatient treatment to continue addressing the cancer.
Great news: Texas basketball player Andrew Jones, who was diagnosed with leukemia, has been released from the hospital. He’s now receiving treatments on an outpatient basis.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) February 26, 2018
This is more good news on top of a recent statement released by his family.
“We do want everyone to know that in the last two weeks, Andrew has made some positive strides,” the family announced, per Sam Khan Jr. of ESPN. “He’s even been able to get out of bed and move around some, which is a huge difference from when he was first diagnosed in Austin.”
Jones was able to appear in just 10 games, making eight starts for the Longhorns before being diagnosed with leukemia. The former five-star recruit out of Irving, Texas was successfully building off a solid freshman campaign, averaging 13.5 points, two rebounds and two assists per game to open the season.
The continued positive news coming out of Texas regarding this young man is very encouraging, and we wish him a full recovery as he continues to battle.