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WNBA participant surprises Northeast Ohio highschool lady's basketball workforce – WKYC.com

WNBA participant Naz Hillmon hand-delivered brand-new sneakers to your complete Saint Martin de Porres lady’s basketball workforce.

CLEVELAND — Cleveland native and Atlanta Dream WNBA participant Naz Hillmon returned to Northeast Ohio on Thursday to provide again to a neighborhood lady’s basketball program. 

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Simply days earlier than Christmas, Hillmon, a graduate of Gilmour Excessive Faculty delivered brand-new sneakers to the Saint Martin de Porres Excessive Faculty lady’s basketball workforce. 

The donation marks the primary within the faculty’s historical past to the lady’s basketball program which is led by Eric and Erin Haislah. 

“It is a first-time factor for this faculty and for us as coaches,” stated Erin Haislah.”We’ve by no means had a chance to get a donation from somebody in such huge sneakers. Having this chance is de facto nice and I’m actually excited for them.” 

Hillmon hung out delivering the sneakers, interacting with the workforce and speaking with them earlier than they took off for a Thursday night time street contest towards Wickliffe Excessive Faculty.

The College of Michigan product performed for the Wolverines for 4 years, turning into the first-ever All-American in program historical past. After a report e-book profession at Michigan, Hillmon was chosen because the fifteenth general choose within the 2022 WNBA Draft.

Saint Martin de Porres is an inner-city Cristo Rey faculty in Cleveland that prepares college students with a rigorous faculty prep schooling whereas gaining real-life experiences by working in the future every week. 

Extra info on Saint Martin de Porres may be discovered HERE.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The video above beforehand aired on 3News on Dec. 20, 2022. 

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