In another era, Owen Grosser's magical story would be one that might not make it out of Rochester Hills, Mich.
Now, it's a nationwide sensation.
Grosser, a seventh-grader with Down's Syndrome on the basketball team at Van Hoosen Junior High School, got off the bench for the first time recently and promptly nailed a three-pointer. The crowd went nuts.
A few moments later, Grosser sank another three-pointer.
After the game, the community started a Twitter hashtag -- #GetOwenOnSportsCenter -- in an attempt to secure a spot for Grosser on the Top 10 plays segment. Sure enough, people at ESPN took notice:
A lot of folks asking us to #getowenonsportscenterOk.It's comingVery soon
— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) January 24, 2013
And just like that, Grosser's story made it on the nation's biggest sports TV platform.