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WATCH: Murphy Holloway keeps Vic Sims' legacy alive 15 years after Dutch Fork star's death

WATCH: Murphy Holloway keeps Vic Sims' legacy alive 15 years after Dutch Fork star's death

IRMO, SC (WACH) -- Former Dutch Fork and Ole Miss basketball great Murphy Holloway began holding the Vic Sims Memorial Basketball Clinic four years ago. Sims was two months away from graduating from Dutch Fork before dying on the court during a game in 2003 against Dreher High. He was diagnosed with an enlarged heart...

"As long as I'm alive his name will stay alive," said Murphy Holloway. "It's very important - you have to remember who came before you , who paved the way for you and who inspired you to be great. He inspired me to be great on and off the basketball court. His dad is a father figure to me."

Holloway's vision to bring the community together through basketball in Vic's name has morphed into a day of celebration. As the hundreds of kids running around at Friargate this weekend wore jerseys with Sims' high school number on them - a tribute that Holloway carried on himself at Ole Miss...

"When Murphy went to Ole Miss he wore my son's name and number on his jersey," said Victor Sims, son of the late Vic, who said Holloway presented him his college jersey as a gift to keep. "(Holloway is) like a son to me."


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