re guard Andrew Jones, the Longhorns' second leading scorer this season, has been diagnosed with leukemia, his family announced through the school on Wednesday.

"After undergoing a number of tests and evaluations over the past week, Andrew has been diagnosed with leukemia," the Jones family said in a statement. "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 missed Saturday's game against Baylor for an unidentified illness. Last week coach Shaka Smart expressed concern for his player, citing "some type of sickness" to reporters.