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Texas G Andrew Jones ‘has made some positive strides’ in leukemia battle

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The sophomore is now receiving treatment in Houston.

NCAA Basketball: Texas at VCU Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

A little more than three weeks after Texas Longhorns sophomore guard Andrew Jones was diagnosed with leukemia, the Jones family released the first statement about his progress.

On January 19, Jones was moved to the The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to continue his treatment, where he’s “taking the next steps in his recovery.”

“Andrew has made some positive strides,” his family said. “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.

“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 there’s a long battle ahead, but together we will win this fight.”

Those who wish to help the family can join the nearly 1,600 people who have donated more than $156,00 to the Andrew Jones and Family Support Fund.