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Hughley Named V Foundation Comeback Award Finalist

Winner to be Named March 30

The V Foundation for Cancer Research has named Sanchez Hughley a finalist for the tenth annual V Foundation Comeback Award. The award is presented in conjunction with ESPN and the recipient will be announced March 30 during ESPNís basketball coverage.

The finalists are: DíAndre Bell, Georgia Tech; Dallas Blocker, Youngstown State; Brianna Culberson, Denver; Kelvin Davis, San Diego State; Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska; Sanchez Hughley, Florida Atlantic; Thomas Kleinschnitz, Franciscan University of Steubenville; Kristen Lucci, Waynesburg; and Dana Pernell Smith II, Longwood.

The annual award is open to men and women collegiate basketball student-athletes in all divisions. It is awarded to an individual or a team who has accomplished a personal triumph in the face of true adversity, be it in health, life or moral dilemma.† Student-athletes are nominated by their athletics department representative.

The award is presented in memory of Jim Valvano, the late basketball coach and ESPN commentator, whose personal battle with cancer inspired the creation of The V Foundation. In his memorable speech at ESPNís inaugural ESPY Awards announcing the creation of The V Foundation, Valvanoís ďDonít Give Up. . .Donít Ever Give Up!Ēģ motto created a legacy from which the Comeback Award was created.

Source: FAU Media Relations
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that's awesome. Good for him.
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Wow that's great!
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Keep an ear out tonight for the announcement on the winner...FAU said no news so far, and that they are holding out until the broadcast...
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No dice for 'Chez…but have to feel for the winner:

Dallas Blocker, SR, Youngstown State University

During a road trip to Chicago in February of 2009, his junior season, Dallas began to feel discomfort in his abdominal region. After returning home and following a multitude of tests, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer on February 10, 2009. He returned to his hometown, Topeka, Kansas, and missed the final seven games of the 2008-09 season. After two surgeries to remove both testicles, Dallas returned to Youngstown and underwent chemotherapy. This did not, however, stop Dallas, as he continued his workout regime during chemotherapy, first walking then shooting baskets and light weight training. After his second round of treatment, Dallas caught the flu and was hospitalized. In September of 2009 he was given a clean bill of health. At the time of nomination, he had played in 21 games with 19 starts. This season Dallas set career single-game highs in rebounding (11), assists (7) and blocks (4).

Source: jimmyv.org
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Rick said

No dice for 'Chez…but have to feel for the winner:

Dallas Blocker, SR, Youngstown State University

During a road trip to Chicago in February of 2009, his junior season, Dallas began to feel discomfort in his abdominal region. After returning home and following a multitude of tests, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer on February 10, 2009. He returned to his hometown, Topeka, Kansas, and missed the final seven games of the 2008-09 season. After two surgeries to remove both testicles, Dallas returned to Youngstown and underwent chemotherapy. This did not, however, stop Dallas, as he continued his workout regime during chemotherapy, first walking then shooting baskets and light weight training. After his second round of treatment, Dallas caught the flu and was hospitalized. In September of 2009 he was given a clean bill of health. At the time of nomination, he had played in 21 games with 19 starts. This season Dallas set career single-game highs in rebounding (11), assists (7) and blocks (4).

Source: jimmyv.org

I think this was a good choice. I like Sanchez a lot and blood clots can be scary. This kid took Jimmy V's words to heart.. Don't give up, Don't EVER give up! I am glad that both of these young men have received clean bills of health

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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