Lauren Hill Receives a Brick at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

By Vincent Frank
CINCINNATI, OH – NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph stands during an awards ceremony following the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Lauren Hill, a former college basketball player who inspired a sports world by bravely fighting a deadly brain tumor, passed away on April 10 at the age of 19.

Receiving an outpouring of support from some of the best basketball players on the planet, LeBron James included, Hill’s amazing story captured our attention as she continued to play the sport she loved while fighting terminal cancer.

Now, a couple months after her death, Hill’s name will forever be memorialized at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame due to a generous donation from a woman she never met.

This just goes to show us how much Hill and her strength in the final months of her life meant to those around the sports world. By virtue of receiving this honor in the brickyard of the Hall of Fame, future generations of fans will remember the strength and courage Hill embodied during her short life.

Good for you, Shannon Frogge.