Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 2/13/13
 Tuesday night may go down as one of the most memorable in the young life of Nathan Mitcham.Nathan Mitcham, the special needs senior at Owasso High School, the team manager who got the blessing of his coach and the backing of thousands of Twitter denizens last week with the hashtag #dressNathanout, stepped into Oklahoma high school basketball lore when he scored eight points in the final 3:23 of the Rams' 75-55 victory over Sand Springs. A crowd close to 2,000 packed into the gymnasium to watch the 18-year-old help his team to victory. The gym's official capacity is listed at just 1,400.However, the whole experience may not have happened had it not been for star point guard Jaylen Lowe.Lowe, also a star quarterback who signed last week to play football at the University of Tulsa, launched the grassroots Twitter campaign. But it soon burst beyond the confines of Lowe's Owasso fame. Kevin Durant, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Johnny Manziel - soon enough, millions of Twitterers had seen their retweets. "When that first shot went through, I thought I was gonna need a box of Kleenexes," said Owasso coach Mark Vancuren. "It was just an unbelievable amount of emotion that overcame me."The Oklahoma City Thunder are set to host Mitcham and his teammates on April 17 for a game against the New York Knicks. But the night Mitcham may remember the most is the one he had on Feb. 12.Via Tulsa World
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