Tennessee legend Tamika Catchings was among the induction class this weekend at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Among a group of basketball greats, Catchings also delivered an inspiring message about her path to be among the greatest to ever play the sport.

“Basketball chose me,” she said. “An awkward, lanky, introverted Tom boy born with a hearing disability, a speech impediment and a will to overcome obstacles, dream big and to change the world.”

She shared a version of the message her parents told her.

“We all have dreams and goals,” she said. “And whether you’re young or old, born with a disability or have been told of the things you can’t accomplish, tonight I share the same words that my parents shared with me, with a twist. If anyone can do it, you can. Shoot for the stars, work hard and catch your dream.”