Autistic hoops star's jersey being retired in Rochester
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:22:47 GMT —
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.