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Globetrotters sign 3-point ace with Down syndrome

Bensalem senior Kevin Grown signed a ceremonial contract with the 76ers last week. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Bensalem senior Kevin Grown signed a ceremonial contract with the 76ers last week. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kevin Grow, a high school senior with Down syndrome who became an Internet hit with his 3-point shooting, will play next month for the Harlem Globetrotters.

He is the first person to join both teams since Wilt Chamberlain. 

Grow will suit up for the Globetrotters in the fourth quarter of their March 9 game in Philadelphia. Grow, a devout Globetrotters fan from suburban Philadelphia, was added to the roster Tuesday as their 3-point specialist.

He signed a ceremonial two-day contract last week with the Philadelphia 76ers. He took part in pregame activities, and received a jersey.

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  • The 18-year-old Grow spent four years as team manager of the Bensalem High School boys basketball team. He played in two games, hitting four 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes of his second one, and highlights went viral.

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