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Catching up with Jason McElwain

A memorable performance on the court helped tear down autism stereotypes

Originally Published: April 27, 2012
By Brandon Parker | ESPNHS.com

It took four minutes for Jason McElwain to become a star.

Shaking off stereotypes that come with having autism, the Greece Athena (Rochester, N.Y.) team manager got his chance to enter a game on Feb. 15, 2006, and immediately felt "hot as a pistol." He drained six 3-pointers en route to 20 points in a performance that quickly went viral.

He garnered praise from President George W. Bush and Peyton Manning, among others. McElwain's scoring outburst was honored ...

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