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Thursday, February 23, 2006 

"Hoop Dream for Autistic Player"

Autistic Teen's Hoop Dreams Come True

(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 , for a total of 20 points in three minutes.

Check out the CNN Video:
Autistic hoopster scores 20 points in 4 minutes

I heard about this over the weekend and thought it was really cool. But to see the video was great. I know completely normal adults who couldn't score 20pts in 3 minutes with no one guarding them.

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