An official family-approved web site has been created to aid Longhorns sophomore guard, and Irving MacArthur graduate, Andrew Jones, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
Donations can be made through this site and will be given directly to the Jones family to assist with medical and necessary family expenses as permitted within NCAA rules.
Jones was the Longhorns second leading scorer with 13.5 points per game. He missed four games in December after fracturing his right wrist.
“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 health,” Texas coach Shaka Smart said in a statement. “I want to thank everyone for being respectful of the privacy that the Jones family needs at this time.”
Leukemia is a cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system, according to the Mayo Clinic.
“We know Andrew’s a fighter with a strong family and our thoughts, prayers and support are fully behind them,” Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said in the release. “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.”