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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:58 PM

Owen Groesser, Student with Down's Syndrome, makes two 3-pointers

Owen Groesser enjoyed a night to remember, and took Twitter by storm in the process.

Groesser, a junior high student with Down syndrome, made a pair of 3-pointers in his school's basketball game Wednesday, prompting a Twitter campaign that resulted in a highlight on "SportsCenter."

According to ABC affiliate WXYZ in Detroit, Groesser had not played this season for Van Hoosen Junior High School, which was playing its season finale Wednesday.

But after entering late in the game, Groesser received a pass beyond the arc and sank a 3-pointer, sparking a wild celebration in the stands. Groesser also made another 3-pointer, finishing with six points in approximately two minutes of playing time.

After the game, Groesser's friends and teammates launched a Twitter campaign called #GetOwenOnSportsCenter, which trended as highlights of the game spread on the Internet.

The campaign was a success, as Groesser's exploits were featured on "SportsCenter's" Top-10 highlights Wednesday night.


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Reply Owen Groesser, Student with Down's Syndrome, makes two 3-pointers (Original post)
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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:09 PM

2. An Autistic kid in similar circumstances torched the other team for six threes

and had a seventh ruled a two-pointer because his foot was on the line.

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