Harlem Globetrotters hoist up a young fan to make a basket during their “Fans Rule” World Tour, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at KeyArena in Seattle, Wash. The kid-friendly Globetrotters have thrilled families and millions of fans for 88 years. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Jordan Stead)
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.
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.
Kevin Grow (33) poses for a team photo with his Bensalem high school basketball team during a time out in a game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Philadelphia. Kevin has been signed by the Philadelphia 76ers to a ceremonial two-day contract. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
He signed a ceremonial two-day contract last week with the Philadelphia 76ers. He took part in pregame activities, and received a jersey.
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.