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Video Of The Year Nominee: A High School Senior With Down Syndrome Drains Four 3-Pointers

By / 02.10.14

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Kevin Grow has been the team manager of the Bensalem High School basketball team for the last four years, but he never actually got the chance to play until last Thursday night. In the second to last game of the season, Coach John Mullin put Grow into the game with 90 seconds left, and the 18-year old made his playing time count. After hitting a free throw for the first point of his high school career, Grow quickly stole the ball, took it down the court and laid it in for his first two-point basket, and the fans and his teammates celebrated a very special moment with this boy who has Down syndrome.

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But that wasn’t the only fun that Grow would get to have. On Saturday, Mullin let Grow play for the final two minutes of Bensalem’s Senior Day game and he was a scoring machine. Grow scored his first two points on a layup, but then added another 12 points on four 3-pointers from the top of the key, with the final one coming at the buzzer in Bensalem’s 64-40 victory.

“It’s tough to describe. It really is,” Mullin said. “It’s one of those things that doesn’t happen often.”

Grow worked on his three-point shot during Bensalem’s practices this season. And the Owls do not end practice until Grow hits a free throw.

“He’s a gift from God — he really is,” Mullin said. (Via Philly.com)

Take notes, NBA All-Stars, because Kevin Grow is the real deal. WARNING: Get ready for some Justin Bieber-fan-level screaming right here.

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