Larry Nance Jr. is a 6'8" forward who started 33 games as a sophomore for Wyoming in 2012-13.
He averaged 10.7 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting a team-high 53 percent from the field.
Nance also posted 17 games in double-figure points, finishing the season ranked in the top 10 of six Mountain West Conference statistical categories.
So yes, the Northeast Ohio native from Revere High School is a flat-out baller whose dunks have already been featured on college basketball's dunk of the year lists.
In addition to all that, though, he is also a Cleveland Cavaliers fan.
Like a true, die-hard Cavs fan.
After spending this past season competing against future first round draft picks like Anthony Bennett of UNLV, Jamaal Franklin of San Diego State and others from the Mountain West Conference--while also leading his team to a second-straight 20-win season--we thought it would be good to catch up with Larry and talk all things basketball.
The son of Cavaliers legend Larry Nance broke down his past season, along with talking NBA Draft, life as a Cavs fan and dunking.
Stepien Rules: How did last season go for you and how are you feeling heading into next year?
Larry Nance Jr: I feel really good. I think last year was a success for us for the most part. We started off 13-0 as one of the hottest teams in the nation, but then we lost our best player to an off-the-court issue. Other than that, though, we had a very good season. Another 20-win season, so we're pretty proud of that.
SR: Now that your season is over, and you're watching the NBA playoffs, what type of motivation does it give you and your teammates to see guys like Paul George and Kawhi Leonard from your conference advancing as far as they have?
LN: It gives us a lot of motivation. It just goes to show that you don't have to be a powerhouse school like Carolina or Duke to produce the players who have a chance to play in the NBA Finals. Paul George from Fresno, Kawhi from San Diego, Danny Granger from New Mexico, they're all definitely guys that we look up to and say it's possible we can be there one day.
SR: Speaking of some future NBA guys from the Mountain West, Cavs fans are hearing the names Anthony Bennett and Jamaal Franklin a lot lately. What can you tell fans about those two guys from playing against them this year?
LN: Anthony Bennett is one of the best offensive players I've ever played against or had the opportunity to see. He can score from the three or off-the-dribble, whether it be a pull-up or catch-and-shoot. He's just the real deal. Jamaal Franklin is a little bit of an undersized guy, but for him, it's just about how hard he plays. He's playing harder than everybody else, just working 100 percent all of the time.
SR: You were a Cavs fan growing up, right? Still representing out there in Wyoming?
LN: Absolutely. I'm a huge supporter.
SR: From that perspective, as a fan, are there any guys in particular you'd like to see Cleveland draft? Is Bennett possibly an option at the top of the board?