The Buzz: Blind basketball player sinks only shot he takes of entire season


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18-year-old Clay Warner from Des Moines, Iowa is legally blind and has cerebral palsy. He was born four months premature.

But that didn’t stop Warner from signing up for his high school basketball team. His disabilities make it incredibly difficult for him to play, so it’s been more of an honorary position for Clay – he gets to wear the uniform, and be a part of the team, but he doesn’t usually play. 

Last Friday was his “Senior Night” and for the first time in his basketball career, the coach put him into a game.

Warner only took one shot – his only shot of the season – and he sank it from about 15 feet away.

The crowd went wild. Even the players on the other team were cheering for Clay.

His team ended up losing the game, but his teammates said the only part of the night that truly mattered was Clay making that shot.

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