Philadelphia 76ers Sign High School Player With Down Syndrome To 2-Day Contract! [Video]
The Philadelphia 76ers’ season is essentially over. They have a frustrating 15-39 and 5th in the Atlantic division. Which gives them the best chances on landing the #1 pick in this off-season’s draft.
Yet, they found a way to bring a bright spot to the team.
The team will sign Kevin Grow, a Bensalem High School player with Down Syndrome to a two-day contract to spend time with the team, and possibly give some motivation for a team destined for doom.
According to The Morning Call,
After he signs his two-day contract, Grow will eat dinner in the players lounge, tour the practice facility and receive Sixers gear. He will also join the team on the floor toward the end of practice, meet and shoot around with his new teammates, and be greeted by his coaches.
On Tuesday, February 18, before the Sixers host the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7:00 p.m., Grow will participate in pregame activities starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center, arriving early with his family to see his locker in the Sixers locker room and receive a custom jersey. Grow will then watch pregame warm-ups, take part in the high-five tunnel when players take the court for the game and stand with his team during the National Anthem.
During a timeout, Grow and the Bensalem High School basketball team will finally take the court for a special presentation to wrap his two days with the Sixers.
It’s an amazing gesture for a player who began his high school season as team manager, and ended his career scoring 13 points, four of which were 3-pointers.
Take a look at those highlights below.