PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Bucks County teen Kevin Grow, the newest member of the Philadelphia 76ers, took the basketball court Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Bensalem High School senior received a rousing ovation before the 76ers tipped off against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The 76ers signed Grow to a two-day ceremonial contract on Monday (See Related Story). The 18-year-old became an internet sensation after his amazing performance on the basketball court.
Grow, who has Down syndrome, had been a team manager for the Bensalem boys basketball team for four years. But it’s what he did on senior night on the court that garnered all of the attention.
Kevin got to play, and when he did, he made magic happen.
“They put him in for the last two minutes and he started hitting three point shots and couldn’t miss,” Kevin’s mom said.
Kevin hit four 3-pointers in the last two minutes of the game to help beat Neshaminy 64-40.
Before the game, Grow received his own custom jersey and locker in the 76ers locker room.
He took part in pre-game warm-ups, participated in the high-five tunnel and stood with the team during the National Anthem.
Grow and the Bensalem High School basketball team also took the court for a special presentation during a timeout.
The Harlem Globetrotters are also planning to honor Kevin in the near future with their Junior Phenom Award. He’ll be there special guest, and recognized at the team’s 2014 #FansRule game in Philadelphia on March 5th.