Player With Down Syndrome Sinks 2 3-Pointers

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Nothing to it for Owen Groesser who sank two 3-point baskets in the first middle school game he got to play in this season.

The shots landed the suburban Detroit eighth-grader with Down Syndrome on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 Plays.

The Detroit Free Press reports that after Wednesday’s seventh-grade game at Van Hoosen Middle School in Rochester Hills, Chris Groesser, said to his son: “Hey, buddy, good shooting.”

Owen’s response: “I know that, dad.”

Chris Groesser told ESPN that Owen is the team’s manager and that his coach spoke Wednesday with the opposing coach about Owen playing.

Owen was sent in with two minutes remaining in the first half. He quickly sank his first shot. He later launched another 3-pointer which dropped through the nets.

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