Xavier, Mount St. Joseph to give away 5,000 Lauren Hill bobbleheads

Schools that helped Lauren Hill realize her dream of scoring a basket in a game say 5,000 bobbleheads of the late inspirational Ohio player will be given out at a season-opening event.

Xavier will host the Nov. 14 "Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic" on the court in Cincinnati where Hill scored her first basket a year ago. The Mount St. Joseph University freshman died from brain cancer in April.

The bobbleheads depict her scoring against Hiram College last Nov. 2.

"Lauren would have loved the bobblehead of herself," Hill's mother, Lisa, said in a statement. "It's a fun way to celebrate Lauren's first collegiate basket. This was the 'Best Moment' of 2014 for my family seeing her achieve her sports dream. I hope this little memento reminds people to NEVER GIVE UP!"

Hill used her last months to raise money for cancer research and to remind people that life is precious.

Hiram will visit again as part of a doubleheader, with proceeds going to cancer research. Xavier's women's team plays Evansville.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.