Adrenaline is a remarkable thing. Makes you forget all sorts of physical, even mental ailments.
For Tyquone Greer
, a standout 6-foot-4 senior wing at Orr (Chicago)
, he neglected the bullet that had entered his leg nine days earlier and kept begging his coach to enter a playoff game.
His coach Louis Adams finally relented. He put Greer in late in a 3A sectional game Tuesday night against North Chicago.
Greer promptly hit the game-winning shot, a 18-footer from the corner for a 71-68 victory. See the 3A state brackets
"This could have been our last game and I wanted my presence felt," Greer told the Chicago Tribune
. "My leg was still kind of shaky, but this could have been our last game so I wanted to be out there. If we lost I wanted to make sure that I was on the court with my team."
Greer, along with five others, was shot during a Chicago West Side party on March 9.
Adams told ESPNChicago.com
: "He can't really walk. He's just hobbling around. … I was reluctant to play him. I didn't want to play him, but he kept bugging me and bugging me. … He played for me for four years. I thought I owed him it."
The Spartans didn't exactly handle Greer gingerly after the make. He's the No. 13 recruit in Illinois according to 247Sports
. He has college offers from Providence and DePaul.
Orr plays Morgan Park (Chicago)