Lauren Hill starts layup challenge for cancer

AP News
Posted: Oct 27, 2014 4:30 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — College basketball player Lauren Hill has started a layup challenge to raise money for research into the brain cancer that has left her with only months to live.

The freshman at Division III Mount St. Joseph was diagnosed a year ago. The NCAA has allowed the school to move up its opening game to Sunday because of her condition.

Although she's right-handed, Hill has to shoot with her left hand now because the tumor has affected her coordination. Also, she can't move her head side-to-side because it makes her dizzy.

In a video released Monday, Hill challenges LeBron James and other athletes to spin five times and make a layup with their non-dominant hand. If they fail, they're asked to donate $10 to cancer research.