Texas guard Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia

AUSTIN, Texas Texas announced sophomore guard Andrew Jones has leukemia and has started treatment.

Jones was the Longhorns leading scorer before he was sidelined by a broken wrist. He played sparingly in his return after complaining of low energy and was sent for tests.

Jones considered leaving Texas for the NBA draft after his freshman season but opted to return to school.

The sophomore guard is the brother of former Baylor Lady Bear Alexis Jones who finished her career last season. The Jones family has asked for privacy while they deal with the news of this diagnosis.

Texas hosts No. 16 TCU on Wednesday night.