So the big story that has been showing up on Sportscenter lately has been about the 8th Grade basketball player with Down Syndrome and how he drained two 3-pointers in a basketball game. While that is a special accomplishment for the person with Down Syndrome, let's not forget about Jason McElwain (I'm not trying to show favoritism here). Jason McElwain was a former manager for Greece Athena's high school basketball team in 2006 who also had high-functioning autism. Then in a blowout of a basketball game, he did this: http://youtu.be/1fw1CcxCUgg
Twenty points in under four minutes!! Six 3-pointers in under four minutes!! Did I mention that McElwain's qualified for the Boston marathon?
Anyways, both accomplishments are awe-inspiring and worth recognition. Congratulations to both of these special athletes.