A feel good story of epic proportions! An Iowa high school student named Clay Warner, was born with cerebral palsy and is legally blind, but he still plays basketball on his high school's team. However, his coaches feared he would get hurt so they didn't want him to play in an actual game, until last last week.
According to The Washington Post :
He couldn’t always see the hoop, so when he took a shot he aimed for the rim of his black-framed glasses instead, his teammate, Luke McCoy, told The Washington Post. He couldn’t always see the ball, so teammates threw him bounce passes instead of chest passes.
He was “a kid who loves the game of basketball more than anyone I’ve ever met,” Coach Nick Wilkins said as he described Warner to The Washington Post. So with a minute to go, Wilkins finally gave the senior his chance.
After the other team sank a pair of free throws, Warner was already waiting in position downcourt, anticipating a pass before North Polk had even inbounded the ball. The North Polk point guard brought up the ball and everyone knew where he was going. He dribbled it right up to Warner and tossed him the ball in the bottom right corner, 15 feet out.
A perfect high arch, it pierced through the net, barely touching the rim on its way down, and the place erupted. “AND IT’S GOOD!” the announcer yelled. The North Polk bench was jumping in the air, screaming like they just clawed their way out of a nail-biter with a last-second shot. The other team’s players stood and clapped, too.