Hoops star Skyler Nash battles cancer, excited to hit court again

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DOWNTOWN — Skyler Nash has been sleeping with a pair of basketballs every night since April 29.

The likely Division I-bound player — a 17-year-old transferring from Whitney Young to suburban Riverside Brookfield high school this summer prior to his senior season — learned from doctors he had a two-inch cancerous carcinoid tumor in his gastrointestinal tract that night.

The Chinatown resident had the tumor removed on May 1 and discovered last week the cancer is in remission.

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