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Texas G Andrew Jones ‘feeling better than ever,’ getting shots up

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The Longhorns star guard is showing positive progress in his battle with leukemia.

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Texas Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Not even cancer can keep Texas Longhorns guard Andrew Jones off the hardwood.

Less than a month after it was publicly announced that the Longhorns sophomore shooting guard was diagnosed with leukemia and beginning treatment, Jones sent out a series of tweets throughout the past several days providing positive updates as he battles cancer.

The recent tweets were the first from Jones since his diagnosis.

On Wednesday, Jones provided visual proof of the progress he’s making, getting back on some hardwood and getting a few shots up:

Since Jones’ leukemia diagnoses became public on Jan. 10, there’s been an outpouring of support for Jones from not only the burnt orange nation, but the Big 12 and college basketball community as a whole. The school also launched an NCAA-approved fundraising website, in which donations benefit Jones and his family to cover the medical expenses.

Donations have now exceeded $169,000.