Hyland shines in front of firefighters who saved his life – What We Know!

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PHILADELPHIA — Former VCU Rams basketball star and present Denver Nuggets rookie guard Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland had an emotional evening in the course of the Nuggets’ recreation towards the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.

It was the primary time Hyland performed professionally within the Wells Fargo Middle, which is simply half-hour from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

It was in his hometown the place his basketball profession started and nearly ended 4 years in the past.

Based on ESPN, a hearth in 2018 consumed Hyland’s Delaware house, and he needed to bounce from an higher flooring to flee. Firefighters helped save his and his brother’s life, however the hearth tragically claimed the lives of his grandmother and younger cousin.

Hyland was instructed by medical doctors he’d by no means play basketball once more after injuring his knee from the touchdown, ESPN reported.

However on Monday evening the NBA rookie wasn’t simply enjoying basketball — he stole the present with 4 fourth-quarter 3-pointers and 21 factors total to assist raise Denver to a 115-110 victory over Philadelphia in entrance of pals, household, and dozens of members of the Wilmington Fireplace Division who got here to assist him.

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Denver Nuggets’ Bones Hyland performs throughout an NBA basketball recreation, Monday, March 14, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photograph/Matt Slocum)

ESPN mentioned the firefighters offered Hyland along with his personal customized jacket from the fireplace division earlier than the sport, highlighting the everlasting bond he has with the primary responders who helped rescue him that day.

“You do good to individuals, you get good again. I’m a really humble child. I put on my metropolis on my forearm and I’m all the time gonna placed on for my metropolis,” mentioned Hyland in a tearful interview after the sport. “I play for issues that’s larger than me.”

Hyland had a adorned profession at VCU, the place he was the primary VCU males’s basketball participant to get chosen within the first spherical of the NBA draft since 2010. He was additionally an Atlantic 10 Participant of the Yr and shot 50% from three in his second 12 months with the Rams.

This story was initially written by WTVR, the Scripps affiliate in Richmond, Va.

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