Basketball star with Downs Syndrome brings the house down
Story by 13 On Your Side Newsroom
Rochester Hills, MI -Owen Groesser, an eighth grader with Down syndrome, who brought down the house Wednesday night when he scored two memorable three-pointers during the Van Hoosen basketball game, had another all-star night on the court.
The Van Hoosen coach put the Rochester Hills eighth grader into the basketball game again Thursday (1/24) night and he scored four points. The crowd went wild.
The energy was electric in the gymnasium as his teammates tossed the ball to Owen. The Van Hoosen team was losing, but the other players said they wanted to give Owen a chance to score.
The plays were specifically called the "Owen" and designed to open him up for a shot at the basket.
Wednesday (1/23) night, Owen made national headlines after he scored two three-pointers in his first game of the season. He's usually the team manager, but that night he suited up to play.
His dream was to get on SportsCenter and after the hashtag #GetOwenOnSportsCenter became a trending topic—his wish came true.
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