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Texas G Andrew Jones says he’s gaining weight again

Good news for his continued recovery.

NCAA Basketball: Duke at Texas Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Pictures and videos from Texas Longhorns guard Andrew Jones in the early days of his leukemia treatment showed a young man who quickly lost muscle mass, but now that Jones is receiving outpatient treatment, he says he’s headed back in a positive direction:

As Jones gains back the weight that he lost — and the strength that accompanied it — the odds of him being able to handle the physical demands of major-college basketball next season increase.

Since whether is not Jones is able to return is one of the two biggest questions currently surrounding this offseason for the Longhorns, this counts as really positive news for both the junior and the basketball program.