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Andrew Jones's Family Issues Update On His Leukemia Treatment

Cheerleaders holding Texas signs during a basketball game.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MARCH 18: Texas Longhorns cheerleaders perform in the second half against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena on March 18, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Texas guard Andrew Jones is doing better after beginning treatment for leukemia.

Andrew Jones was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month. On January 10, the school announced the unfortunate news.

Jones missed time earlier in the season with a wrist injury. He returned for the December 29 game against Kansas, but played just nine minutes.

On January 1, he played 11 minutes against Iowa State. The disease was discovered shortly thereafter.

The family announced that treatments had begun on January 10. From their statement:

"After undergoing a number of tests and evaluations over the past week, Andrew has been diagnosed with leukemia. He has begun treatments, and we hope everyone will keep him in your thoughts and prayers. This is obviously a difficult situation for our family, and we hope everyone will respect our privacy at this time."

Jones is probably in for a long recovery, but things appear to be looking up. Jones's family released another statement today.

The sophomore is making "positive strides," his family says. The full release:

College GameDay was at Austin today, ahead of the Longhorns' game against Trae Young and rival Oklahoma. There were plenty of tributes to Jones during the show, from the fans and the GameDay team.

In a classy move, Oklahoma also sent a message of support to Jones. Via Twitter:

Texas and Oklahoma face off at 6:15 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.