Great story

Published on February 25 2006

Saw this on the evening news last night--kinda makes whiny Olympians and pro athletes look pretty bad. Make sure you watch the video--those were some good shots! CBS News | Autistic Teen's Hoop Dreams Come True | February 24, 2006 17:04:52
(CBS) It was the stuff of Hollywood, but it was real. Senior Jason McElwain had been the manager of the varsity basketball team of Greece Athena High School in Rochester, N.Y. McElwain, who's autistic, was added to the roster by coach Jim Johnson so he could be given a jersey and get to sit on the bench in the team's last game of the year. Johnson hoped the situation would even enable him to get McElwain onto the floor a little playing time. He got the chance, with Greece Athena up by double-digits with four minutes go to. And, in his first action of the year, McElwain missed his first two shots, but then sank six three-pointers and another shot (video), for a total of 20 points in three minutes.
UPDATE: video available here

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