High School Student With Special Needs Drains Her First Career Shot

February 4, 2018

basketball player autism hits first shot of career
Credit: Kentucky.com

In one of the most touching sports moments of the year, a young woman with Autism drained her first career shot during a high school basketball game against a rival school.

Kristian Shouse, a student at Christian County High School in Kentucky, has developed a close bond with Laderia Gold, a senior girls' basketball player who serves as a student aid in Shouse's gym class. Gold invited Shouse to participate in her team's Senior Night ceremony held on Friday.

Shouse was made an honorary team captain against Hopkinsville, one of Christian County's biggest rivals. At the start of the game Shouse received a pass from Gold and took the game's first shot attempt and the first official shot attempt of her career.

It swished through the net and the crowd went crazy.

Watch the video below.

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