Globetrotters sign 3-point ace with Down syndrome

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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)

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.

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