For a long time, she was an unknown entity in mainstream conversations, quietly raising her children in a world that was oblivious to her existence, then that changed when her son was drafted into the number one basketball league in the world, the NBA. Her name is Jaynee Nance, and she has gained prominence in recent years as the mother of Cleveland Cavaliers player, Larry Nance Jr.
Although there isn’t plenty of information available about her, there has been a rising interest in Jaynee Nance, with fans of her son looking to know more about her and his family as a whole, which includes his father, Larry Nance Sr, who also played in the NBA as a professional.
We’ve scrounged up a few information about Jaynee Nance and you can read all about it below.
Jaynee Nance’s Biography
Despite the increasing interest in the members of the Nance family, there has been little background information about Jaynee Nance. She has opted to keep her life away from the public, and as a result, there is very little information about facts such as her place and date of birth.
While we know Jaynee Nance is an educated woman, at least up to high school level, the few adult information available about her is her marriage to Larry Nance Sr, a former NBA player. Her husband, Larry Nance Sr, spent fourteen seasons in the NBA between 1981 and 1994, during which he played for two teams, the Phoenix Suns and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
They gave birth to their three children in Ohio, with the first-born Larry Donnell Nance Jr, born on January 1993, with two other children, a daughter, and another son.
Professionally, not much is known about Jaynee Nance and she is widely believed to have lived as a housewife, raising their children and taking care of the Nance family.
As former NBA players, particularly those who played in the 80s see their offspring follow in their footsteps, there has been a rise in the number of basketball families in the modern NBA, one of which is the Nance Family.
While Nance’s family prominently includes Larry Nance Jr, a player for the Cleveland Cavaliers, other members include her husband, Larry Nance Sr, who played for the Phoenix Suns and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Although he wasn’t particularly a superstar during his time in the NBA, he had a decent career and achieved some personal accolades, including winning the NBA All-Stars Game thrice and the 1984 Slam Dunk contest.
Other members of the Jaynee Nance family include two other children, Pete Nance, who was born in 2000 and daughter, Casey Nance, who also played basketball up to college level and now works as a basketball coach for Revere High School.
Son (Larry Nance Jr.)
Jaynee Nance’s first son, Larry Nance Jr. first came into prominence as a high school player for Revere High School in Akron, Ohio, after reaching a physical peak of 6 feet 7 inches in high school. Combined with a decent performance as a point guard for his high school team, he got a scholarship to the University of Wyoming where he played his college basketball for four years before getting drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers.
He spent three seasons playing for the Lakers between 2015 and 2017 before he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, his home town team. Since joining the NBA, he has played over 250 games, starting over 85 of them.
As a college player, Larry played 123 games, starting 90 games and averaged 11.3 points per game. He was also named as a two-time First Team All MWC player and was named the MWC Defensive Player of the Year in his senior year.
Other Facts About Jaynee Nance – Larry Nance’s Mom
Jaynee Nance has a daughter-in-law, Hailey Pince, who got married to her son in 2018. Not much is known about her daughter in law, but she is a known swimmer and a model. Hailey and her son met back when he played for the University of Wyoming.
Her last child, Pete Nance has also followed in the footsteps of her husband and his older siblings to play basketball to college level. He joined the University of Wyoming in 2018, after completing his high school career at Revere High School.
Jaynee Nance’s son, Larry Nance Jr, suffers from Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract.