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Teen With Down Syndrome Featured On ESPN ‘SportsCenter’


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When a Michigan eighth-grader with Down syndrome nailed a pair of 3-point shots while playing in his first basketball game this week, he scored himself an appearance on ESPN.

Owen Groesser, 13, played just two minutes Wednesday night in the last home game of the season for his Rochester Hills, Mich. middle school. But that was long enough for him to make two 3-pointers.

The feat, which was captured on video, prompted a Twitter campaign under the hashtag #GetOwenOnSportsCenter urging ESPN’s “SportsCenter” to feature Groesser.

Late Wednesday night, the sports network followed through, including Groesser in their “Top 10” highlights, reports the Detroit Free Press. To read more click here.

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  1. Betty Young says:

    Great kid, great coach, great school!!

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