Nov 26, 2013, 4:46 PM EST
On Tuesday afternoon, Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar announced that junior forward, Shawn Kemp. Jr — son of the six-time NBA All-Star — was diagnosed with Graves’ disease.
According to a press release from the university, Kemp, who developed symptoms in July, was officially diagnosed in September, which caused him to miss most of the preseason. Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease which causes an overproduction in thyroid hormones. The good news for the Huskies is Kemp will be able to stay in the lineup.
The 6-foot-9 junior forward is averaging 4.0 points and 2.2 rebounds through Washington’s first five games. On Monday night, Washington announced that junior guard Hikeem Stewart would transfer.
The Huskies return to the floor Tuesday night at home against Montana. U-Dub is looking to improve to 3-3.
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