Former Raider great Vernard Hollins has published a book about his life on and off the basketball court in his work entitled The Disease Didn't Kill The Dream.
Overview from Barnes & Noble
Take a glance inside the life of Vernard Hollins, a.k.a. Nard, as he reveals how he fought through adversity to keep his dad's dream alive after the diagnosis of a deadly disease. It is a powerful story about Vernard's journey from the past to the present, facing many challenges that threatened his chances of achieving his goals. With many friends going in different directions and opportunities to make bad decisions, he chose the straight and narrow path. Learning from life's experiences, Vernard developed compassion and love for people from all over the globe, which later turned into an opportunity for him to give back to his home of Fort Wayne, IN. Vernard is a very sincere and loving man, who is a positive example to all. You will laugh, cry, and gain a better understanding of the man who has worn various jerseys, including those from a few different countries. Immerse yourself in the life of Vernard Hollins as he instills the inspiration to never give up and to persevere and fight through while keeping your eye on the prize.
Hollins played for Wright State from 2001 until 2004. The Fort Wayne native currently is fifth all-time on the scoring list with 1700 points and seventh on the all-time rebounding list with 597. The book can be purchased online through Barnes & Noble and other online vendors.