A basket and a dream come true

February 23, 2011 8:42:43 PM PST
Making two points during a basketball game is normally not that big a deal for most basketball players. But when you're the team manager and a special needs student, hitting a bucket during a game can be an unbelievable dream come true.

For the past two years, Bubba Anderson has been the basketball team manager for the Southern Lee High School Cavaliers. Every day he deals with autism.

Two weeks ago, he became a basketball hero during his senior night game.

Southern Lee was handily beating Douglas Byrd when, with a minute to go, the coach decided to put Bubba in.

"And we knew that he could do it. But to finally see it go in a game, it was just a special, special moment that I won't forget ever," said Coach Gaston Collins.

"I was relieved that they were letting me do it, letting me make my shot," said Bubba.

In a great sign of sportsmanship, the Byrd players gave Bubba a chance to score. At first, he struggled to make a basket. But he finally got one in.

The Cavaliers have a playoff game Wednesday at home. Bubba won't been in uniform, and he won't get into the game. But everyone in the gym will remember the night Bubba Anderson scored two points.

Click here to watch Bubba score his two points

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