Stuart Scott's high school to induct him into Hall of Fame

Thursday February 5th, 2015

Stuart Scott's high school will induct him into its Hall of Fame on Friday, according to USA Today.

The longtime ESPN anchor died of cancer on Jan. 4 at the age of 49.

Scott attended two high schools -- Mount Tabor for the first two years and RJ Reynolds for his final two. The schools are playing each other in basketball on Friday, where Scott and two others will be inducted into the Reynolds Hall of Fame.

The schools are also teaming up to raise money for the Jimmy V Foundation, according to USA Today, and are selling bracelets that have "Stu strong" on one side and Scott's classic phrase, "Booyah," on the other.

DEITSCH: Inside ESPN's tribute to late SportsCenter star Stuart Scott

Since the news of his passing, there have been many tributes to Scott in the sports world, including a moment of silence in the NFL and NBA, athletes paying their respects on Twitter and a tribute from both UNC fans and the Tar Heels themselves. Scott graduated from North Carolina in 1987.

Scott was well remembered not only for his career behind the anchor desk, but also for his memorable speech last year at the 2014 ESPY Awards, in which he declared, "When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer," Scott said. "You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live."

- Molly Geary

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