"Speaking for our entire team and staff, we love Andrew and will do everything we can to support his family and help him get back to health", Texas coach Shaka Smart said in a statement. "All the Horns are pointing to Andrew Jones' #1, stitched on their jerseys". Jones hasn't suited up for the Longhorns since due to an undisclosed illness.
The site also mentions that this is the only fundraising page for Jones that has been approved by his family.
Smart's sustained yell after the Longhorns' 99-98 double-overtime win over No. 16 TCU summed up the program's feelings on a hard night to take the court. "We're going to need a great deal of that". "I just, all game long, was thinking about him and what he would say to the guys, to our team".
Jones, a 20-year-old sophomore from Irving, was diagnosed with leukemia. Though he was not present for that night's game, UT kept his No. 1 jersey close and wore a commemorative "AJ1" jersey patch.
"We hope everyone will keep Andrew in your daily thoughts and prayers", wrote the school in a press release. "At The University of Texas, we will do everything in our power to provide all of the resources we can to assist Andrew and his family".
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