AUSTIN — Texas Longhorns guard Andrew Jones continues to take steps forward in his fight against leukemia.

On Thursday, UT basketball head coach Shaka Smart announced Jones was approved to enroll in web-based coursework for summer school.


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Smart released the following statement:

"We're really happy that Andrew Jones has been approved to enroll in web-based coursework for the first session of summer school today. Andrew continues to receive treatment, but this is another positive step in his recovery. He will move into a dorm room, which will allow him to have a home base here during the times he is on campus. It will be great to have him around more, as he continues his fight.

Jones posted a photo to his Instagram story Thursday of an Austin highway.

Photo: Andrew Jones Instagram
Photo: Andrew Jones Instagram

In January 2018, Jones' family announced the basketball star was diagnosed with leukemia, a cancer of the bone marrow.

Jones was released from the hospital in February to continue his treatments for leukemia on an outpatient basis, according to a statement released by the university.