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Kevin Grow Becomes a Harlem Globetrotter

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    Kevin Grow, a Bensalem high school student, played with the Harlem Globetrotters at the Wells Fargo Center. Grow has a disability and has inspired his community. (Published Sunday, Mar 9, 2014)

    It's a dream come true for Bensalem High School senior Kevin Grow who took to the court as a member of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters at the Wells Fargo Center this evening.

    Grow, also known as KG3, signed a one-day contract with the Globetrotters and was referred to as their 'three-point specialist' during the Globies' second game of the doubleheader, which started at 5 p.m. Grow wore the signature red, white and blue uniform and headband.

    "The energy in the room was very great. The crowd loved Kevin. It was a great experience to be there and see him happy. I went to the game to show my support," said Bensalem High School sophomore Brian Ortiz, who shot video from his seat.

    "He's definitely had an impact on the school. There are signs in support of him everywhere. The whole school is behind Kevin."

    Grow, who has Down Syndrome, played in Bensalem's second to the last basketball game of the season. His performance off the bench went viral when he made four three pointers in under two minutes.

    The Globetrotters rewarded Grow with the team’s “Junior Phenom Award” on February 10 after the Bensalem game, according to a Globetrotters statement.

    The Philadelphia 76ers drafted KG3 ceremoniously to a two-day contract last month. Grow joins Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to join both the Sixers and the Globetrotters.


    Contact Sarah Glover at 610-668-5580, sarah.glover@nbcuni.com or follow @skyphoto on Twitter.