Mount Saint Joseph University basketball player Lauren Hill is getting praise from another famous Ohio hoops star, LeBron James.
The four-time NBA MVP posted a photo of Hill making a layup to open the team's season along with a caption about how he had been inspired by her drive to continue playing despite being in the final stages of a battle with terminal cancer.
Hill also received a visible show of support over the weekend from Devon Still, whose daughter Leah is currently fighting cancer. Still wrote the phrase "LaurenStrong" on the eye black he wore onto the field for the Bengals win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Still had previously stopped by a Mount Saint Joseph practice and exchanged jerseys with Hill.
Doctors have told Hill that the she will likely not survive past December, so Mount Saint Joseph's successfully petitioned the NCAA to allow its first game to be moved up on the calendar so that Lauren could play "one last game."
- Brendan Maloy