LeBron James graduated from STVM in 2003. He spent four memorable years playing basketball and winning three state championships and one national championship under the leadership of Coach Dru Joyce. LeBron was also a member of the Fighting Irish football team his freshman, sophomore and junior year. LeBron was inducted into the STVM Athletic Hall of Fame on August 9, 2011 with his teammates and lifelong friends: Dru Joyce III, Willie McGee, Romeo Travis and Sian Cotton. LeBron and his teammates have a special bond that was best told to the world in the movie More Than a Game and also in the book Shooting Stars by Buzz Bissinger.
LeBron graduated from STVM and immediately entered the NBA draft. He was selected #1 in the 2003 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. From a fun loving teenager to NBA Superstar in an instant, LeBron’s life changed quickly from his humble upbringing in Akron, Ohio. His commitment to his alma mater, however, has never wavered.