Down Syndrome student wins game with last minute three-pointer

19-year-old Robert Lewis with Down Syndrome became the star of Nashville recently when he won a close-call game for his college with a glorious three-pointer in the final minutes of a match.

Down Syndrome student wins game with last minute three-pointer

19-year-old Robert Lewis with Down Syndrome became the star of Nashville recently when he won a close-call game for his college with a glorious three-pointer in the final minutes of a match.

Robert is the basketball team manager at Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, Tennessee who were playing against the University School of Nashville, where his brother is a student.

The game was tensely tied at 64-64 when Robert made his debut onto the court thanks to his coach John Pierce.

Robert was given no guarantee that he would get to play against his brother, and was delighted to be brought on in the final minutes of the game.

Quickly getting involved in the action, Robert was part of a number of defence and offence moments before sealing victory for his team with a three-pointer shot from the side of the court.

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The moment was caught filmed by a number of members of the audience giving us an array of angles to view the spectacular shot.

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Immediately after the shot, Robert was congratulated by his brother before racing down the court to defend his home basket, but as soon as he had raced back the final whistle blew and the game had been won thanks to his final shot, 64-67.

Both home and away teams were overjoyed by the fantastic finish to the game and Robert got a rapturous reception as the court was flooded by fans.

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Robert looks overjoyed as he is carried around the court by his fans.

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