University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt said Friday that senior forward Larry Nance Jr. has a minor case of mononucleosis, and is being monitored on a day-to-day basis.
“Larry Nance Jr. has been diagnosed with a mild case of mononucleosis and will be monitored on a day-to-day basis as well,” Shyatt said in a statement issued by Wyoming.
UW did not announce whether Nance would play today at Air Force. The Cowboys and Falcons tip off at noon at Clune Arena.
Nance leads UW in scoring (16.3 points per game), rebounding (7.2 per game) and blocked shots (1.2 per game). He is shooting 54.8 percent from the field. Nance also is second on the team with 1.4 steals per game, and third with 2.4 assists per contest.
Earlier this week, UW announced redshirt freshman forward Alan Herndon would be out indefinitely because of mononucleosis. Herndon has been the Cowboys' first big man off the bench, and has averaged 16.2 minutes per game.
Also Friday Shyatt updated the status of Herndon.
“Alan Herndon has shown improvement with his mononucleosis and will continue to be evaluated on a day-to-day basis,” Shyatt said in a statement issued by UW.”
Mononucleosis is a form of disease most common in people 10-to 35-years old. While not usually considered a serious illness, overexertion while having the illness can lead to serious complications with the spleen and sometimes be life-threatening.
Mono is transmitted through direct saliva contact from sharing drinking glasses, eating utensils and toothbrushes.