Friday, February 24, 2006

A real sportsman

With the likes of Bode Miller and Johnny Weir representing the USA at the Winter Olympics, Jason McElwain is a refreshing change.
Autistic Team Manager Makes Hoop Dream Come True

GREECE, N.Y. (Feb. 24) - Jason McElwain had done everything he was asked to do for the Greece Athena High School basketball team - keep the stats, run the clock, hand out water bottles.

That all changed last week for the team manager in the final home game of the season. The 17-year-old senior, who is autistic and usually sits on the bench in a white shirt and black tie, put on a uniform and entered the game with his team way ahead.

McElwain proceeded to hit six 3-point shots, finished with 20 points and was carried off the court on his teammates' shoulders.

"I ended my career on the right note," he told The Associated Press by phone Thursday. "I was really hotter than a pistol!"..

Read the whole thing, it will bring a smile to your face.

(hat tip – Michelle Malkin)

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