During a high school basketball game Erik Scheive nearly lost his life when his heart stopped beating and he collapsed on the court. About five years later on this Christmas Eve, the now Chaminade basketball star is better then ever helping lead the Silverswords to their highest ranking in the programs division two history (12th).

A pacemaker located in his chest it hasn't stop Scheive from continuing to thrive. The senior has been dominating the paint averaging 16 points and 6 rebounds per game while also swatting a team best 13 blocks in their first ten games of the season.

Many doctors told him he would never play the game again but he said think again. After a doctor gave him the all clear he continued to chase his dream at the junior college level before making the way to Honolulu. Now the best start in program history has him chasing championships and maybe even some more basketball in the future.

"Hopefully continue to play basketball, overseas somewhere probably. That's the goal but otherwise I'm going to graduate with a business degree and go from there. When I'm in the game I just focus on the game and I mean I haven't really had an health scares related to that. I just focus on taking care of my body," Erik Scheive said.

"Guys talk about having a little tweak in their hamstring, well Erik had a heart attack and he was able to come back and be an all conference player," Head Coach Eric Bovaird said.