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Washington forward Shawn Kemp Jr. diagnosed with Graves’ disease

Nov 26, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

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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.