Lauren Hill to become honorary coach

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We are deeply saddened by the passing of Lauren Hill. Her courage will never be forgotten. http://t.co/XMl0hLwWLQ http://t.co/23mNCb62yQ
She asked me to tell her story so others wouldn't suffer. She became one of my closest friends. Goodbye. I love you! https://t.co/gZtQ61Xw7E
The courage Lauren Hill demonstrated was awe inspiring. I hope her family finds some solace in knowing how many lives she touched.
Lauren Hill, Inspirational NCAA Hoopster, Loses Battle With Cancer http://t.co/2EVfWQ6yCb
#RIP Lauren Hill .. you were an inspiration to a lot of individuals with or without cancer. 🙏🏻❤️ http://t.co/kUz8y7wbRF
RIP Lauren Hill. Your bravery in the face of cancer was mesmerizing. An angel rises… http://t.co/1oWZ0QhJnA
RIP, Lauren Hill. An inspiration. http://t.co/rgUZOIyBGg http://t.co/MmZaM1YDkJ
RIP Lauren Hill. Thank you for using the game we love to inspire us all. Forever teammates in spirit. #BeatDIPG ❤️ http://t.co/0ziB0k4QJw
So sad to hear, RIP: Lauren Hill, 19, dies after her battle with brain cancer" http://t.co/f5hnhAWvEu via @FoxSports http://t.co/AIJAyXao9G
Her story inspired us all, on and off the court. RIP, Lauren Hill. She has passed away at 19. http://t.co/EFmrMQqRs7 http://t.co/HykDtlUXx4
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph watches the action during 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph watches the action during 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph watches the action during 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph celebrates with her teammates after 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph celebrates with her teammates after 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph celebrates with her teammates after 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph celebrates with her teammates after 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph celebrates with her teammates after 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph talks to the media with her parents Lisa Hill and Brent Hill after 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill # 22 of Mount St. Joseph warms up before 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)
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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill #22 of Mount St. Joseph waves during 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph celebrates with her teammates after scoring her first basket during 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph gets a hug from an opponent before 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph is introduced before 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph is introduced before 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph shoots to score her first basket during 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph shoots to score her first basket during 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph shoots to score her first basket during 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph warms up before 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph warms up before 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph warms up before 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)
CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph warms up before 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, the heroic and inspirational college basketball player fighting for her life and the chance for One Last Game, has issued the first #Layup4Lauren challenge to raise awareness and money for The Cure Starts Now, a non-profit charity raising money to find a cure for DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma). Here are the first to be challenged: LeBron James, Spud Webb, the Dallas Mavericks, Becky Hammon, Zane White, Andrew Whitworth and Andy Dalton. To see more on Lauren's story click here: http://youtu.be/hsU24D42PgQ To donate click here: http://www.layup4lauren.org
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CINCINNATI (AP) - Lauren Hill's basketball career is finished.

The freshman at Mount St. Joseph decided Wednesday to give up her playing career after achieving her goal of scoring in a game even as she fights an inoperable brain tumor. Hill will continue raising money for cancer research as she spends time with her family.

Coach Dan Benjamin sent an email saying she would be an honorary coach with the team. Her decision came one day after she scored during a 66-65 win over Wooster.

"She stepped onto the court one last time in her college career and again fought the odds and made a basket that brought everyone in the gym to their feet," her family said in a Facebook post. "At the end of the game, she accepted a donation from Wooster toward her $1 million goal.

"It was incredible to see her continue to show such resolve and determination and continue to play strong both on the court and in life."

Hill was diagnosed with the brain tumor during her senior year in high school. She went to the Division III school and played in four of Mount St. Joseph's first eight games, making five layups while spending a few minutes total on the court.

Hill will continue raising money for research into cancer, setting a goal of $1 million. She's getting hospice care at home as her condition worsens.

Lauren Hill Scores First Basket in Game She Never Thought She'd See


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