The newest member of the Philadelphia 76ers was only offered a two-day contract — but Kevin Grow didn't hesitate to accept the deal.
The 76ers announced Monday they had signed Grow, a Philadelphia-area high school senior with Down syndrome, to a ceremonial two-day deal. The 18-year-old caught the attention of the league when he went off in the last two minutes of a high school game earlier this month, scoring 14 points in two minutes.
His performance also captured the attention of the world too as his story went viral. Grow served as the team manager for four years at Bensalem High School.
Grow officially inked his deal with the 76ers on Monday and joined his new NBA team for practice and a team dinner.
He will make his big debut Tuesday night when the 76ers take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Wells Fargo Center. The teen will be with his teammates in the locker room prior to tip-off, where he will receive his custom jersey.
He will also watch the pregame warm-ups, participate in the team’s high-five tunnel and stand with his teammates during the singing of the National Anthem.
“Later, during a timeout, he'll be joined on the court by his Bensalem High teammates for a special presentation. It promises to be pretty great,” Yahoo! Sports notes.