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OT: Amazing! (Autistic Teen Scores 20pts)

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  • OT: Amazing! (Autistic Teen Scores 20pts)

    (originally posted by NV7, 02-25-2006, 07:52 AM)

    02-25-2006, 07:52 AM

    see the video->

    just amazing
    02-25-2006, 08:21

    amazing!!! can you somehow save it or capture it?
    02-25-2006, 08:56 AM

    Autistic Teen's Hoop Dreams Come True
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2006 (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.

    "My first shot was an air ball (missing the hoop), by a lot, then I missed a lay-up," McElwain recalls. "As the first shot went in, and then the second shot, as soon as that went in, I just started to catch fire."

    "I've had a lot of thrills in coaching," Johnson says. "I've coached a lot of wonderful kids. But I've never experienced such a thrill."

    The crowd went wild, and his teammates carried the excited McElwain off the court.

    "I felt like a celebrity!" he beamed.

    McElwain's mother sees it as a milestone for her son.

    "This is the first moment Jason has ever succeeded (and could be) proud of himself," reflects Debbie McElwain. "I look at autism as the Berlin Wall, and he cracked it."

    His teammates couldn't be happier.

    "He's a cool kid," says guard Levar Goff. "You just get to know him, get used to being around him. A couple of weeks ago, he missed practice because he was sick. You feel different when he's not around. He brings humor and life to the team."

    Jason's next goal: to graduate.
    It was a great show. They showed it here on ESPN highlights the night it happened... a real feel good story. He missed his first three by about a mile, but then continued to hit three-after-three.... it didn't look like the other team was guarding him for whatever reason, but man, the kid made them pay.

    02-26-2006, 10:21 AM

    The coach must be a complete idiot. Or a blind coach, all is possible.
    02-26-2006, 11:41 AM

    hey rochester, ny is where im form and athena high school is only 2-3 miles away from me. i actually lived in the town of greece but went to a different schol b/c house was in between 3 school districts...yeah go figure. lots of greek/turk descendancy as well as the italians live in around these areas, why soccer in this part of NY as well as NE is one of the toughest competitions.
    02-28-2006, 01:49 AM

    unbelievable 6/7 triples in first match wow
    03-06-2006, 05:51 AM

    I just showed this video my class and teacher and they couldn't believe it. There were an assortment of "awww's" from the girls in the class..........
    Last edited by stuart; 05-21-2006, 06:37 PM.

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