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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Making the shot, making SportsCenter

An eighth-grade student at Rochester Hills' Van Hoosen Middle School got his first action when he took the court last night in the team's final game.

He nailed his first shot and then drilled his second, making two three-pointers and driving the crowd wild. Owen Groesser has Down syndrome, inspiring his team and his school by accomplishing these season-ending scores.

Social media kicks in with someone starting a Twitter handle of #GetOwenonSportsCenter. And it worked, giving the student a slot on the night's top ten highlights. Sensing they had seen something special, they knew to share it and to give Owen an extra boost, a national spotlight.

Good job, Owen, way to represent the school and community. Here's the video, from WXYZ's full report of the game action:

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