Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 2/27/13

Mitchell Marcus, a special needs student and senior at El Paso (Tex.) Coronado High, had his dreams come true when he not only got to dress out for the final basketball game of the regular season, but also hit the final shot for his team as the time expired thanks to a classy act of kindness from a rival team’s player. Marcus has served as the manager for the boy’s basketball team, but was allowed to dress out on senior night for Coronado High’s final game of the regular season against rival El Paso (Tex.) Franklin High, and it was a game that will be remembered for a long time. Not for the final score or a monster dunk, but for a turnover. When Coronado High took a ten point lead with 1:30 left in the game, Marcus’ number was called and he checked in. The crowed immediately rose to their feet and began cheering him on. Marcus was given multiple chances to shoot, but missed several shots and it looked like his special night was going to end without him scoring. That was until Franklin High’s Jon Montanez got a rebound under Coronado’s basket and passed it right to Marcus, telling him, “shoot it. It’s your time.” Without hesitation, Marcus took his final shot of the night and it went straight in. The clocked expired as Marcus’ final two points helped Coronado earn a 55-40 victory over their rival. The crowd erupted and students rushed the court to congratulate Marcus.  ”Tears immediately came to my eyes, and it was just pure emotion,” Clement Marcus, Marcus’ father, told the Times. “I’ll take it to my grave. It was a community coming together. Forget the high school rivalry.” A truly heartwarming moment and a very classy move by Montanez that Marcus and his family will remember forever. Here is another look at Mitchell Marcus’ special shot. [PepRally] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Top takeaways from Sunday’s Week 3 NFL action

Odell Beckham pretends to pee like a dog after scoring TD

Jerry Jones explains why he opposes national anthem protests

Bears cornerback pulls a Leon Lett after blocked field goal

Jadeveon Clowney does the Gronk spike after defensive touchdown

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

LeGarrette Blount tramples Giants defenders on first-down run

WATCH: Whitney Mercilus sacks Tom Brady, Jadeveon Clowney recovers for TD

Aldon Smith reaches plea deal in DUI case, avoids jail time

WATCH: Duke Johnson scores on brilliant 19-yard run

He's back! Jamaal Charles scores first Broncos TD

LeSean McCoy stretched during national anthem

Getaway Day: Closing time on 2017 regular season

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mayor Garcetti rolls back the NFL red carpet

The 'Greatest Show temporarily not on turf' quiz

Separating MLS playoff contenders from pretenders

WNBA Finals preview: Lynx look for revenge against Sparks

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

High School News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Getaway Day: Closing time on 2017 regular season

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mayor Garcetti rolls back the NFL red carpet

The 'Greatest Show temporarily not on turf' quiz

Separating MLS playoff contenders from pretenders

WNBA Finals preview: Lynx look for revenge against Sparks

Three Up, Three Down: The home runs just keep on coming

The 'Chris Sale joins an elite club' quiz

Building on the NFL's positive changes beyond 2017

NFL Week 3 predictions

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker