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Texas PG Andrew Jones Diagnosed With Leukemia

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)

The sophomore guard has been held out of action recently.

Texas sophomore point guard Andrew Jones has been diagnosed with leukemia, the program announced today.

Jones missed four games earlier in the season with a wrist injury but was plagued by fatigue and other symptoms after returning to the court. He played only nine minutes against Kansas on Dec. 29 and 11 against Iowa State on Jan. 1 before missing the Longhorns' game against Baylor last Saturday.

According to Jones' family, he has begun treatment.

Jones was averaging 13.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game this season for the 10-5 Longhorns.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jones and his family.