Friday, February 24, 2006

Hoop Dreams Come True

And now for the feel good story of the day:
Jason McElwain had done everything he was asked to do for the Greece Athena High School basketball team - keep the stats, run the clock, hand out water bottles.

That all changed last week for the team manager in the final home game of the season. The 17-year-old senior, who is autistic and usually sits on the bench in a white shirt and black tie, put on a uniform and entered the game with his team way ahead.

McElwain proceeded to hit six 3-point shots, finished with 20 points and was carried off the court on his teammates' shoulders.
A great story. Grab some tissues and read the whole thing, then watch the accompanying video report.

Hat-tip: Michelle Malkin

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