For so many, prayers were answered Monday.

Andrew Smith came home.

The former Butler basketball player had spent the previous 12 days in ICU as he continues to battle non-Hodgkins lymphoma, the cancer diagnosis that first stunned Smith and his wife, Samantha, last winter. They had moved to Lithuania as he began his professional basketball career, but returned to Indiana quickly thereafter to battle the disease.

Smith checked into the ICU on July 31. He was cleared to leave the hospital on Monday.