Jan 22, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT
Jimmy Giroux is 10 years old and has already been through more in life than any of us could imagine.
He beat leukemia.
It took a lot out of him, however, and the disease and corresponding treatments did a lot of damage to his body, including effecting his growth.
Which is why what Norwich University in Vermont did is so cool. The basketball team signed Jimmy to a Letter of Intent on Monday, letting him lead them in layup lines and in pregame cheers.
“I’ve never met a kid with more heart in my entire life,” said senior Tom McDonald. “I’ve never met a more competitive person, in anything, in my entire life.”
“It’s an honor to do this because most people wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing,” Jimmy Giroux said.
- Jim Boeheim calls Yahoo’s Coach K story ‘completely off-base’ 1
- Jalen Rose believes Chris Webber should apologize for what happened at Michigan 3
- Thoughts on Antonio Blakeney, shoe companies and decommitments 1
- Top prospect in Class of 2014 signs endorsement deal with Under Armour 1
- Five-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney decommits from Louisville 3
- Richard Pitino warns Minnesota fans not to trust his dad before Louisville opener 2
- CBT’s Recruiting Roundup: UConn and Arizona land 2015 big men, 2015 commitments flying off the board 0
- Former Indiana guard A.J. Guyton writes an open letter to Bob Knight (6)
- USA Basketball, Mike Krzyzewski and thoughts on today’s ‘takedown’ (4)
- Big Blue Nation already camping out for Big Blue Madness? (PHOTO) (4)
- Bo Ryan hits golf balls into Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium (PHOTO) (4)
- Four-star power forward becomes Indiana’s first 2015 commitment (3)