Posted February 25, 2014

Boy with Down syndrome to play for Harlem Globetrotters in March

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Kevin Grow signed a ceremonial two day deal with the Sixers last week. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

Kevin Grow signed a ceremonial two day deal with the Sixers last week. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

Kevin Grow, a high school senior with Down syndrome, signed a ceremonial two-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers last week. Next month, his professional basketball tour will continue as he suits up to play for the Harlem Globetrotters in March, according to an Associated Press report on Tuesday afternoon.

Grow, who is from the suburbs of Philadelphia, was added to the Globetrotters roster on Tuesday and will appear in the fourth quarter of the team’s March 9 matchup in Philadelphia, according to the report. The news comes a week after Grow participated in Sixers pregame activities and received a Sixers jersey after signing a symbolic two-day contract with the team.

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Grow’s interest in basketball went viral this year after he played in two games for the Bensalem High School boys basketball team. The 18-year-old, who spent four years as manager of the team, made four 3-pointers in the final two minutes of the second game, highlights of which can be seen below:

(h/t bensalempolice)


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caca

I wonder if the Harlem Globetrotters know what they do with Downs Syndrome kids and other "undesirables" in North Korea...