A High School Basketball Player with Down Syndrome Got to Play in His Team's Final Game of the Season . . . And Scored 14 Points in Two Minutes
18-year-old Kevin Grow lives in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia, and has Down syndrome. And for four years, he served as the manager of his high school basketball team without playing a single game.
Then on Thursday, his coach finally put Kevin in for the last 90 seconds of a game, and he scored three points, including a layup and a foul shot. Which was good enough to get Kevin on the local news. But then the story got WAY better.
Because the team's final game of the season was Saturday, and they were up big in the fourth quarter. So Kevin's coach put him in again.
And in two minutes, Kevin made four out of five THREE-POINTERS . . . including one right before the BUZZER. He scored a total of 14 points, which was more than anyone else in the GAME.
Every time he made a shot, the crowd went NUTS. His teammates swarmed him after the last shot, and there's video of it online. His coach said it was like something out of a movie. (MyFoxPhilly / Philly.com)