High School Player Gives Up Ball In Act Of Real Sportsmanship - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

High School Basketball Player Gives Up Ball In Act Of Real Sportsmanship

Posted: Updated:
Video from the game shows Mitchell Marcus taking the game's last shot. Video from the game shows Mitchell Marcus taking the game's last shot.

In a true display of sportsmanship, a high school basketball rivalry in Texas was put on hold to give one student his chance on the court.

Special needs student, Mitchell Marcus, has been a part of Coronado High School's basketball team as a manager for three years, but in the last game of their regular season, the coach finally gave him his shot to get into the game.

Coronado was up by 14 points against Franklin when Marcus stepped onto the court, and the crowd went wild. His teammates lost no time in passing Marcus the ball, but on his first try, he missed.

That's when a player from the other team decided Marcus' chance was more important than a high school rivalry, and passed him the ball again.

"Since we were down and there was only 13 seconds left, might as well give Mitchell his last shot," the Franklin player said.

The end of the game found Coronado undefeated and both sides of the gym cheering on Marcus.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Gaggle Of Geese Making A Mess Of Emmaus Park

    Gaggle Of Geese Making A Mess Of Emmaus Park

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:18:37 GMT
    They may be Canada's least popular export: geese, or more exactly, goose droppings.
    They may be Canada's least popular export: geese, or more exactly, goose droppings.
  • VIDEO: Children Wed Parents During Self-Uniting Ceremony

    VIDEO: Children Wed Parents During Self-Uniting Ceremony

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:42:16 GMT
    Paul Resnik and Anne Marie Coughlin were married by their children at their home.
    Paul Resnik and Anne Marie Coughlin were married by their children at their home.
  • Ya Gotta Try This Tasting

    Ya Gotta Try This Tasting

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:34:59 GMT
    Join FOX 29's Mike Jerrick and the Good Day Philadelphia team for a tasty night of yummy treats benefiting local youth.You've all seen Mike's weekly "Ya Gotta Try This" segments on Good Day Philadelphia, where he visits local restaurants and eating establishments to try their signature, and sometimes, unusual, dishes. Now you have the chance to do the same at the "Ya Gotta Try This" Tasting, Thursday, October 2nd, 6:30 to 9:30, at the Independence Visitor Center, One North Independence Mall W...
    Join FOX 29's Mike Jerrick and the Good Day Philadelphia team for a tasty night of yummy treats benefiting local youth.You've all seen Mike's weekly "Ya Gotta Try This" segments on Good Day Philadelphia, where he visits local restaurants and eating establishments to try their signature, and sometimes, unusual, dishes. Now you have the chance to do the same at the "Ya Gotta Try This" Tasting, Thursday, October 2nd, 6:30 to 9:30, at the Independence Visitor Center, One North Independence Mall W...
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices