Unbelievable sports story about high school basketball hero Jason McElwain

December 19, 2012

An unbelievable sports story took place and is inspiring the entire country.

Jason McElwain was a special education student at Greece Athena Highschool in Rochester, New York. Born with autism, his life has always been a little different.

Jason's passion for basketball landed him the role of team manager for his final few years of high school. He helped with anything the team needed, whether it was handing out water or assisting the coach in practice drills. His enthusiasm for the game never went unnoticed.

He never actually played for the team, but it was his senior year and the last game of the season. Head Coach Jim Johnson decided to let him suit up. Jason put on the team uniform for the first and last time.

This should begin to remind you of Rudy, the true story about a dyslexic high school football player who finally suited up for the last game of his senior year at Notre Dame. This story might actually be better!

With only four minutes left to play in the game, Coach Johnson called for #52. Jason was about to enter his first ever high school basketball game.

His first shot was a complete air ball, missing everything. The second, not much better. His third...nothing but net. It was all over after that.

"I just caught fire, I was hot as a pistol," Jason said in his interview.

Jason hit six consecutive 3-pointers in a row. Each time the ball hit the bottom of the net, the crowd erupted.

"If I wasn't there to witness it, I wouldn't have believed it," said Coach Johnson.

With only seconds left, Jason took the last shot of the game, sinking his last and final 3-pointer at the buzzer. The crowd went crazy and rushed down on the court to be with the hero of the game.

Like coach Johnson, you need to see this to believe it.


 

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