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Cavaliers PF Larry Nance Jr. to be inducted into Revere High School Hall of Fame

Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Larry Nance Jr. will be inducted into the Revere High School Hall of Fame on Friday.
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) posts up Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter during a game at Philips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday, December 29, 2018.

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Larry Nance Jr. will be inducted into the Revere High School Hall of Fame on Friday.

Following the induction, Nance Jr. will have lunch and hold a question-and-answer session with Revere’s student leadership team.

Nance Jr. was born in Akron, Ohio, and played for Revere High School in Richfield before taking his game to the next level at the University of Wyoming, and more recently, the Los Angeles Lakers and Cavaliers.

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Cleveland Cavaliers' Larry Nance Jr., right, drives to the basket against Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Cleveland. Walker was called for a foul. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

During his senior season at Revere, Nance Jr. averaged 18.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 2.6 steals and 2.3 assists per game. With Nance Jr., Revere finished the 2010-2011 season with a school-record 21-2 mark and won a second straight Suburban League Championship with a perfect 13-0 slate.

In Nance Jr.’s final two years, Revere had a 40-6 overall record, 28-0 mark in league games and was a two-time District finalist.

Nance Jr. is Revere’s all-time leader in blocked shots in a game, season and career.

Credit: Tony Dejak
Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Larry Nance Jr. (right) drives around Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis in the first half of a game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

The former Minutemen star just finished his second season with the Cavaliers after being acquired in a trade from the Lakers in February of 2018.

In 91 career games with the Cavaliers, Nance Jr. averaged 9.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.6 blocks over 25.2 minutes per outing. Nance Jr. has converted 52.7 percent of his field goal attempts and 71.7 percent of his free-throw tries.

After being traded to the Cavaliers, there was speculation about what number Nance Jr. would wear, as his father, Larry Sr., is one of seven players and organizational members honored with a banner by Cleveland’s NBA franchise.

However, the Cavaliers and NBA worked a deal that allowed Nance Jr. to wear the No. 22 and keep it in the rafters at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.