Indiana basketball player Anthony Leal puts NIL money to good use in a heartwarming Christmas moment.
Indiana men’s basketball player Anthony Leal put his NIL money to good use in a heartwarming Christmas moment.
In a video shared online Sunday morning, Anthony surprised his older sister Lauren — who he considers an idol and inspiration in his life — by using his NIL money to pay off her student loan debts.
“Some folks have negative opinions about NIL,” Leal tweeted. “But without it, things like this wouldn’t be possible.”
Lauren shared her appreciation as well: “Never in my life have I felt this level of shock. I was so stunned and absolutely speechless before my tears flowed. Saying ‘thank you’ will genuinely never be enough!”
Leal is a former Indiana Mr. Basketball winner and is in his third year with the Indiana program. He and his sister have shared a close bond throughout their childhood.