Vaccine Ambassador Diagnosed with Cancer 🥕
University of North Carolina’s basketball team tweeted an announcement that their former player was undergoing treatment at the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center in Chapel Hill.
A health update from the family of Carolina All-America, 1993 national champion and UNC radio analyst Eric Montross. pic.twitter.com/F0CWD8Lyeh
— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) March 25, 2023
The statement did not specify what type of cancer Montross has nor his health condition. People on social media have mentioned liver cancer.
Montross, 51, played four seasons for Dean Smith at North Carolina from 1990 to 1994. A 7-foot center, Montross anchored the post for North Carolina’s national championship team that beat Michigan in the 1993 title game.
The Boston Celtics selected Montross with the No. 9 pick of the 1994 draft. He played eight NBA seasons for six different teams.
Currently, Montross is Vice-Chair of Vaccine Ambassadors, an organization he co-founded, which promotes North Carolina’s COVID response.
It is unclear which of the two brands of synthetic mRNA he had chosen to be injected with.