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Avery Harriman, the 7-year-old son of Nebraska men's basketball assistant Chris Harriman, has already defeated cancer. Rightfully so, he was brought to the podium after Nebraska's 53-43 win over Illinois to break down the game.

By SI Wire
January 11, 2015

Avery Harriman, the 7-year-old son of Nebraska men's basketball assistant Chris Harriman, has already defeated cancer.

Shortly after his final biopsy showed no evidence of Leukemia, Harriman was brought to the podium after Nebraska's 53-43 win over Illinois on Sunday to break down the game.

Harriman became a national story as he fought leukemia three times and celebrated in a wonderful video in late August upon learning he was healthy enough to leave the hospital. Harriman's story touched not only Nebraska's program -- junior guard/forward Shavon Shields shaved his head in support of Harriman -- but his story was profiled on the Today Show and some of Nebraska's opponents wore "#AveryStrong" t-shirts in pre-game warmups.

In the video above, Harriman says his favorite play of the game was "the players doing great," and Shields shares how he heard Harriman cheering from the sideline while shooting free throws late in the game.

Mike Fiammetta

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