Virginia teen with Down syndrome makes epic basket on the court
David Robinson is the team manager for the Scarlet Hurricanes at Marion High School in Virginia. He also has Down syndrome.
This is his fourth year now as manager – joining his freshman year when his big brother was on the team.
However, he never had the chance to wear a Marion jersey – until a couple weeks ago.
On a night to remember the life one of David’s best friends and a fallen Marion alumni, Gracie Dimit, her parents had the idea to have David suit up with the team.
It’s a moment David’s mother never imagined.
The plan from Coach Adam Burchett was to have David shoot a layup. However, David had a different idea. Off the opening tip, David got the pass, and made the basket! The room erupted in cheers!
David then walked the ball he had just made up to Gracie’s parents in the stands, and gave it to them as a memento to Gracie.
See the happy moment by watching the video.