Eric Montross, former North Carolina nice and NBA veteran, reveals most cancers analysis

Eric Montross, a former NBA heart who starred at North Carolina earlier than going professional, introduced on Saturday he began therapies for most cancers.

The Montross household issued an announcement by way of the University of North Carolina.

Eric Montross of the Celtics before a game in 1995 against the Indiana Pacers at the Boston Garden.

Eric Montross of the Celtics earlier than a recreation in 1995 towards the Indiana Pacers on the Boston Garden. (Dick Raphael/NBAE by way of Getty Images)

“Eric was not too long ago recognized with most cancers and is starting therapies beneath the care of the superb oncologists, nurses and workers on the world-class UNC Lineberger Cancer Center. Our household is after all deeply involved, however now we have spent almost three many years within the battle towards youngsters’s most cancers and know properly the unimaginable developments which might be being made in oncology therapies, in addition to the ability of affection, prayer, help and positivity. 

“We are all touched by the responses our complete household has obtained for the reason that information grew to become public. Your help is greater than appreciated; it’s welcomed as a essential a part of beating most cancers sooner or later at a time. Our household is coping with Eric’s analysis head-on – the one approach we all know how. And we’re all on this battle collectively.”

Eric Montross of the New Jersey Nets during the Kings game on March 3, 1997, at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California.

Eric Montross of the New Jersey Nets throughout the Kings recreation on March 3, 1997, at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. (Rocky Widner/NBAE by way of Getty Images)


Montross, 51, was on the Tar Heels’ 1993 championship crew. Montross had 16 factors as North Carolina defeated Michigan 77-71. He ended his collegiate profession as a two-time Second-Team All-American and one-time First-Team ACC member.

The Boston Celtics chosen Montross with the No. 9 general choose within the 1994 NBA Draft. He was on the All-Rookie Second-Team after his first season.

He was a serviceable massive man from 1994 to 2002. He performed for the Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors.

North Carolina's Eric Montross is interviewed by media after the Wake Forest game at Dean Smith Center.

North Carolina’s Eric Montross is interviewed by media after the Wake Forest recreation at Dean Smith Center. (Bob Donnan /Sports Illustrated by way of Getty Images)

He averaged 4.5 factors and 4.6 rebounds per recreation in 465 profession video games. He’s at present a radio analyst for North Carolina.

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