Larry Nance Jr. is a professional basketball player who is currently playing for the New Orleans Pelicans as the team’s power forward and center player. Nance is known for being the son of the former basketball player, Larry Nance.

Just like his father, Nance Jr. also competed for the Slam Dunk Contest in 2018, but he only placed 2nd. They have also teamed up for an alley-oop dunk, where the senior threw the ball to the junior, and the junior slammed the ball through the hoop.

Currently, Nance Jr. is married to Hailey Prince.

Team 221 new orleans pelicans New Orleans Pelicans
Position Power Forward
Height / weight 2.01 m / 111 kg
Born 1 Jan 1993
Nationality United States United States
Team History
221 new orleans pelicans New Orleans 2022 - present
227 portland trail blazers Portland 2021 - 2022
208 cleveland cavaliers Cleveland 2018 - 2021
27 los angeles lakers Los Angeles 2015 - 2018

Early Career

Nance Jr. went to Revere High School and as a senior, he went an impressive record of 18.2 points with 9.0 rebounds. He also went to Wyoming University in college, where he averaged 11.3 points with 6.6 rebounds.

NBA Draft and Los Angeles Lakers

Nance Jr. decided to join the 2015 NBA Draft and was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers. However, he was called out for being involved in a controversy when he tweeted about Kobe Bryan’s 2003 rape incident. Despite the controversy, he still signed with the Lakers and debuted in November 2015 against the Brooklyn Nets.

Involvement in Other NBA Teams

Nance Jr was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in February 2018, and he eventually changed his Jersey No to 22, his father’s retired number. In October 2018, he signed another 4-year extension with the Cavaliers.

In August 2021, he transferred to the Portland Trail Blazers for a very short time. In February 2022, he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans alongside CJ McCollum and Tony Snell. He also went for arthroscopic knee surgery after the draft picks.


  • 2014, 2015 MWC All-Defensive Team
  • 2015 MWC Defensive Player of theYear
  • 2014, 2015 First-team All-MWC

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