Video: Senior With Down's Syndrome Scores 2 Points for Scott Eagles
A recent boys basketball game between Scott and Calvary Christian had a special moment when team manager, waterboy, and cheerleader Brody Flynn took the court.
Flynn is a senior at Scott with Down's Syndrome.
Before Tuesday night’s game, (Scott Head Coach Brad) Carr sent a mass text out to his former players letting them know that Flynn would be dressing for the game against Calvary Christian. Not only did several of them show up, but Flynn’s favorite player (last year's star, Nick Jackson) was there to hand him the No. 23 jersey and let him know he was suiting up with the team.
“Nick Jackson actually missed one of his college basketball games at UC Clermont to come to our game,” Carr said. “He talked to his coaches and teammates there and told them how much this meant to him, and he gave Brody his jersey in the locker room before the game.”
After Scott had amassed a large lead in the fourth quarter against Calvary Christian Carr looked down his bench and called for Flynn to check in for the first time in his career. Despite battling through some “tough defense” from the Cougars’, Flynn eventually gave the crowd what they wanted and made a layup from the left side to increase Scott’s lead, sending the gym into an eruption of cheers.
Read the rest of the story, including why Calvary Christian's head coach said he was proud to be part of the experience, at nkyFan.