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Washington Huskies' Shawn Kemp Jr. diagnosed with Grave's disease

Nov. 27, 2013 at 6:37 PM   |   Comments

SEATTLE, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- University of Washington forward Shawn Kemp Jr. has been diagnosed with Grave's disease but the school says he will likely play during the 2013-14 season.

Kemp, whose father Shawn Kemp was a standout with the Seattle SuperSonics, played sparingly in the Huskies' pre-season and the first five regular-season games. The school announced Tuesday the 6-foot-9, 250-pound junior was diagnosed in September with Grave's disease -- an autoimmune condition whose symptoms can include anxiety, fatigue and irregular heartbeat, Seattlepi.com reported.

University officials said team doctors do not expect the disease to affect Kemp's play after he begins receiving full treatment.

Kemp is averaging 4.0 points and 2.2 rebounds per game, while playing in just over 17 minutes per game this season.

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