High School Basketball Player with Autism Makes High Scoring Debut

Jason McElwain's Memorable First Game Draws National Media Coverage


Jason McElwain, a high school senior with autism who had served for four years as the team manager of the basketball team at Greece Athena High School near Rochester, NY, made his playing debut in dramatic fashion on February 15, 2006. In his first game, McElain scored 20 points and his fellow students carried him off the court on their shoulders. The story gathered extensive national media coverage. Click here to read an AP account of the game. Click here for a story featuring video from the CBS Evening News. Click here for a story on the possibility that McElwain's story may become a movie.

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