Mitchell Marcus is a senior at Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas. Marcus is also a special needs student in his fourth and final season as team manager for the basketball team. For Senior Night on February 12th, coach Peter Morales let Marcus suit up. With the game in hand at the end of the 4th quarter against rival Franklin High, Marcus got a chance to step on the court.
With fans chanting “Mitchell! Mitchell!” his teammates did everything they could to get Marcus a basket, but in the end it was Franklin senior Jon Montanez who stepped up. With :13 remaining, without prompting from anyone, Montanez inbounded the ball to Marcus and told him to shoot. After a few tries, with just a second left on the clock, Marcus got his basket. The crowd went crazy, stormed the court and carried Mitchell off the court on their shoulders.
[via El Paso Times]