Adreian Payne’s Young Friend Lacey Holsworth Dies From Cancer


Last week at the college slam dunk contest, Adreian Payne wooed the crowd with his acrobatic 360 degree dunks. But before he took off he ran over to his young friend Lacey Holsworth so that she could touch the ball for good luck.

One week later Lacey’s battle with neuroblastoma has come to a tragic end. The blonde haired beauty succumbed to this awful disease early Wednesday morning according to CBS Sports.

She was just 8 years old.


Payne and Lacey met 2 years ago during a hospital stay and they immediately developed a bond. She participated in all senior day activities and was in Dallas for the Final Four festivities where she watched Payne win third in the college slam dunk contest.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Holsworth family during this very sad time.