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Special needs high school senior signed by Harlem Globetrotters, will appear in game (video)


The Harlem Globetrotters announced on Tuesday that the team has signed Kevin Grow, a high school senior with Down Syndrome from the Philadelphia suburbs, to a two-day contract.

Grow became an Internet sensation earlier this month after a video featuring him making four three-pointers in a game went viral. Grow, 18, served as the manager for the Bensalem High School boys basketball team for four years before finally getting into a game. Grow appeared in two games but it was in the second one where he drained four threes in the final two minutes.

The above video depicting Grow’s on-court heroics has attracted over 1 million views on YouTube, prompting the local NBA basketball team, the Philadelphia 76ers, to sign Grow to a symbolic two-day contract. Grow took part in pregame festivities before a game.

But Grow’s role with the Harlem Globetrotters will involve actual playing time. Grow was added to the legendary basketball team’s roster as a three-point specialist on Tuesday and will suit up for the squad’s March 9 game, which fittingly will take place in Philadelphia.

Awesome story. Let’s hope Grow gives ’em hell in the game and rains down three-pointer after three-pointer during his time on the floor.