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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.

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"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) on Friday.