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      Autistic hoops star's jersey being retired in Rochester

      Jason McElwain with President George W. Bush in 2006.


      Jason McElwain has met pro sports legends and a U.S. president, appeared on the Oprah and Larry King shows, and even has bobblehead dolls in his likeness.


      But the ultimate honor for the former high school basketball team manager known as J-Mac comes later this week, when his No. 52 jersey is retired in the gym where his one-game heroics went viral in 2006.


      J-Mac, who's autistic, was put into the final home game of his senior year at Greece Athena High School in suburban Rochester. He hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points in the game's final four minutes. A video of his hot streak made him an Internet sensation.


      The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that J-Mac's jersey is being retired Friday night before Greece Athena's home game.

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