Saturday will be the eighth anniversary of when Jason McElwain – aka "J-Mac" - got "hot as a pistol" and scored 20 points in 4 minutes, 19 seconds in an iconic high school sports moment.
The autistic team manager for Greece Athena (Rochester, N.Y.)
became a national treasure and even met President George W. Bush a month after his remarkable performance went viral.
There have been numerous team manager moments since McElwain, many not nearly as spontaneous as coach Jim Johnson's gesture to repay McElwain's years of service.
But on Saturday afternoon, Bensalem (Pa.)
boys basketball coach John Mullin repaid senior Kevin Grow
, who came close to matching McElwain's unlikely long-range barrage.
Grow, an 18-year-old with Down syndrome, drilled four 3-pointers and a layup, scoring a game-high 14 points according to philly.com
, as Bensalem defeated Neshaminy 64-40. Grow scored his layup following the opening tip, but his 3-pointers came late, much like McElwain, including one near the buzzer.
Much like the scene at Greece Athena, the home fans and Bensalem bench went bonkers.
Bensalem coach John Mullin told the newspaper: "It felt like a movie. It's tough to describe. It really is. It's one of those things that doesn't happen often. … He's a gift from God – he really is."