Big 12 teams show their support for Texas' Andrew Jones as he battles leukemia
On January 10, the University of Texas basketball team announced sophomore Andrew Jones had been diagnosed with leukemia and had begun treatment.
In the days since the announcement, the Big 12 community has rallied around Jones and the Longhorns to show their support.
It began the night of Jan. 10, when Texas pulled out a dramatic 99-98 OT win at home over a ranked TCU squad. The Longhorns held Jones’s jersey up before the game in an awesome show of solidarity.
At Texas’s next game three days later, vs. Oklahoma State, the Cowboys wore special shooting shirts to honor Jones:
On Jan. 17, Texas Tech did the same thing, donning Jones’s No. 1:
Stay strong, Andrew. Keep fighting. pic.twitter.com/sRdJZqZ77j— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) January 18, 2018
On Jan. 20, West Virginia expressed a conference-wide solidarity for Jones with “Big 12 Strong” t-shirts:
Earlier this season, Texas sophomore guard Andrew Jones was diagnosed with leukemia.— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) January 20, 2018
Today, the West Virginia Mountaineers showed their support for the Longhorns. pic.twitter.com/oIfNHl1dIb
The Longhorns have also added a patch to their jerseys, which they'll wear for the rest of the season:
You can donate to the fund Jones and his family have set up at this link.
Official & family-approved web site has been created for donations to the family of @DrewdotCash to assist with medical & necessary family expenses as permitted within NCAA rules. #TexasFamily #AJ1 https://t.co/lnWqL9YqrM pic.twitter.com/rlEkuMhyNR— Texas Basketball (@TexasMBB) January 12, 2018