Developmentally Disabled High Schooler’s Basketball Moment Of Glory Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Extraordinary Act Of Sportsmanship Gives Developmentally Disabled High Schooler Chance At Basketball Glory

Via Reddit, a BBC News report regarding Mitchell Marcus, a developmentally disabled high school basketball team manager at Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas, who was given a chance to suit up and play against Franklin High School. Mitchell repeatedly missed shots when passed the ball, and it looked like he wasn’t going to be able to score.

With the game almost over, Jonathon Montanez — a player on the opposing team — called out to Mitchell and inbounded the ball to him right by the basket. Finally, Mitchell made a basket, and the Coronado crowd poured out onto the court to celebrate. It wasn’t the winning shot, Coronado was already up by 15 points, but because of Montanez’s sportsmanship, Marcus was able to have a moment he’ll likely never forget.

Montanez told CBS News, “I was raised to treat others how you want to be treated. I just though Mitchell deserved his chance, deserved his opportunity.” Mitchell’s mother, in attendance, said, “I think I’ll cry about it for the rest of my life.” Thought Catalog Logo Mark


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