Inspirational Ohio player's bobblehead planned for giveaway

CINCINNATI (AP) Schools that helped a college basketball player dying of brain cancer realize her dream of scoring a basket in a game say 5,000 bobbleheads of the late inspirational Ohio player will be given out at a season-opening event.

Xavier will host the Nov. 14 ''Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic'' on the court in Cincinnati where Hill scored her first basket a year ago. The Mount St. Joseph University freshman died from brain cancer in April.

Xavier and Mount St. Joseph say the bobbleheads depict her scoring against Hiram College last Nov. 2.

Hill used her last months to raise money for cancer research and to remind people that life is precious.

Hiram will visit again as part of a doubleheader, with proceeds going to cancer research. Xavier's women's team plays Evansville.

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