Larry Donnell Nance Jr. (born January 1, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Wyoming, where he was considered one of the best big men in the Mountain West Conference after leading the 2014–15 Wyoming Cowboys to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2002.
High school and college career
Nance attended Revere High School near Akron, Ohio, growing into a then-6'7" body by his senior year after playing point guard for the freshman team standing at 5'11". He averaged 18.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a senior for the Minutemen.
Los Angeles Lakers (2015–present)
On June 25, 2015, Nance was selected with the 27th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. On July 10, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Lakers. He made his NBA debut on November 6 against the Brooklyn Nets, recording 6 points and 5 rebounds in a 104–98 win. On December 7, he made his first start for the Lakers after replacing Julius Randle at the starting power forward spot. On December 27, he recorded his first career double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
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Nance is the son of Larry Nance, a former professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns. Nance, Sr. was a three-time NBA All-Star and won the league's first Slam Dunk Contest.