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Pennsylvania boy with Down syndrome signs with Sixers

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Kevin Grow signed two-day contract with Philadelphia. Kevin Grow signed two-day contract with Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WSVN) -- A high school senior with Down syndrome signed a two-day contract with Philadelphia.

On Monday he signed with his hometown team, and Tuesday night he was part of their pre-game introductions.

The new breakout star of the Philadelphia 76ers and a fan favorite was the center of the team huddle.

His name is Kevin Grow. Before he was a free agent, the 18-year-old was already a star player. Grow was the manager of the Bensalem High School basketball team for four years.

With two minutes remaining in the final game of the season, Grow's coach took him off the bench and put him into the game. He then scored four three pointers for 14 points, including a buzzer beater.

After the play went viral, it was only a matter of time before the pros came calling. The Sixers signed Kevin to the ceremonial contract with the team.

Grow hit the court for team practice wearing his new custom jersey and scoring extra points with fans and family.

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