Bensalem High School senior Kevin Grow of Bensalem, Pa., has managed the Fighting Owls basketball team for four years, but his dream came true over the weekend when head coach John Mullin gave him some playing time.
Grow has Down syndrome, and he is seen by the Fighting Owls as a source of positivity. He has never missed a practice or a game, even though he was watching from the bench.
The crowd at Bensalem High was thrilled to see Grow play Friday night, cheering him on as he sank a foul shot and a layup. Things only got better for Grow on Saturday against Neshaminy High School, which happened to be Bensalem’s senior night.
The 18-year-old went into the game with two minutes remaining, and, in that short amount of time, he drained four 3-pointers to help his team to a 64-40 victory. Grow left the court with a game-high 14 points.
“It’s tough to describe. It really is,” Mullin told Philly.com. “It’s one of those things that doesn’t happen often. … He’s a gift from God — he really is.”
Check out the video below to see Grow’s amazing scoring in action.
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