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UW’s Shawn Kemp Jr. Intends to Drive Past Graves’ Disease


Call it mother’s intuition, but Genay Doyal could sense something was wrong with her son, Shawn Kemp Jr.

Last summer, the junior forward on the Washington men’s basketball team began feeling lethargic, out of sorts, and he couldn’t keep food in his stomach.

“What really worried me and Pat (UW trainer Pat Jenkins) the most, he went from 255 pounds to 232 pounds and that was within two weeks,” Doyal said. “We were like, what is going on?”