- Category: Canada News
- Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
- CTV News
A young basketball player with autism made an inspirational buzzer beater earlier this week with a little help from the opposing team.
David Williams, a student at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School, is known as LeBron James on his high school basketball team for his passion for the game.
The 16-year-old, who was diagnosed with autism at a young age, doesn't get too much time on the court. But on Monday, with his team 20 points behind and less than a minute left in the game, his coach put Williams in the game.
A player on the opposing team passed Williams the ball. His first shot came nowhere close to the basket, but his teammate passed Williams the ball once again and he was able to make a basket with seconds left in the game.
Both teams celebrated the buzzer beater and cheered Williams on, while his father was able to capture the inspirational display of sportsmanship on video.