The Kid Who Deserves to Score 100


Trust me; It’s okay to cry when you watch this.

The story has been all over the internet and CBS did a wonderful feature but it’s just too good to not talk about.

Jason McElwain, an autistic boy from Greece, NY, is the manager of the Greece Athena high school basketball team. He collects towels, water bottles, keeps stats, things many people would rather quit than do. But he loves the team.

On February 15, in the team’s final home game, head coach Jim Johnson decided to dress him with no guarantee of playing. Fortunately, with Greece Athena well ahead at the end of the game, Johnson managed to get McElwain a little burn.

The seventeen year old proceeded to knock down six three pointers in the final four minutes and added a two point field goal to finish with 20 points. The crowd went insane. You just have to see it to understand.

This just puts so much into perspective. In a world where decency is at a minimum, the story just touches the heart and reminds us what sports are all about.

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Anonymous 4:56 PM, February 24, 2006  

"add a two point field goal" this is basketball right?

Anonymous 2:55 PM, February 25, 2006  

Great story kinda like a new "Rudy", but they played no D on him

Anonymous 6:14 PM, February 26, 2006  

Yeah, in basketball attemps are called "field goals."

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