Special needs student manager drains buzzer-beating 3-pointer in first basketball appearance

sports.yahoo.com Published: January 9, 2014

Glendale (Ariz.) Deer Valley High manager Jose Meraz, a special needs student at the school, drained a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the only action of his basketball career, setting off a celebration that has garnered national attention for all the right reasons, according to Yahoo Sports.

“He’s the most popular kid in school. About 12 cheerleaders were around him, hugging him and kissing him," Deer Valley coach Jed Dunn told the Arizona Republic following his team's 77-37 blowout victory. "He started doing a dance. In the locker room, the players were chanting, 'Jose.' He said he tried to be like LeBron James and Michael Jordan."

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