Eric Montross, who played eight seasons in the NBA and led the University of North Carolina basketball team to a national championship in 1993, has been given the all-clear from cancer.
Through UNC, Montross' family provided an update on his health. Montross, 51, is a former centre who is currently a sports analyst for the Tar Heel Sports Network.
The kind of cancer Montroll was battling was kept a secret. The family's statement read, "We are all affected by the responses our entire family has received since the news became public.
We appreciate your help as we fight cancer daily. As a family, we can only face Eric's condition head-on. We fight together.
Montross started at centre for North Carolina's second NCAA championship under Dean Smith, according to ESPN. He made two Associated Press second teams.
According to The News & Observer, Montross and his wife launched the Eric Montross Father's Day Basketball Camp, which helps UNC Children's Hospital.
From 1990 until 1994, Montross played for UNC, according to Sports-Reference.com. In 139 games, he averaged 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks.
Montross had a game average of 15.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks for the Tar Heels during their drive to the national championship.
According to Basketball-Reference.com, the Boston Celtics selected him in the first round of the 1994 NBA Draft (ninth overall).