Mariah Riley proudly wears number 23 for the man she calls Mr. LeBron. Since being in the program, her grades have gone up, and her homework is done.

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AKRON -- Mariah Riley proudly wears number 23 -- for the man she calls Mr. LeBron.

Since being in the program, her grades have gone up, and her homework is turned in because she knows Lebron James is in her court.

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LeBron tells the kids how he struggled when he was young too.

Her mom has watched Mariah mature too.

Because of Mariah's success in the classroom, their home was chosen for a makeover, thanks to the LeBron James Family Foundation and HGTV's Nicole Curtis.

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