Incredible sportsmanship in Texas HS basketball game provides memorable moment

Incredible sportsmanship in Texas HS basketball game provides memorable moment

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Incredible sportsmanship in Texas HS basketball game provides memorable moment

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For the final game of the regular season, Coronado (El Paso, Texas) boys basketball coach Peter Morales told team manager Mitchell Marcus to suit up. Marcus, who has a developmental disability, had no idea that Morales intended to play him at the end of the game.

As reported by CBS News' Steve Hartman, Marcus entered the game with a minute-and-a-half to play and Coronado leading Franklin (El Paso, Texas) by 10. Coronado's goal was to let Marcus experience the thrill of making his first shot, even if it meant losing the game, according to Morales.

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Marcus missed several shots and knocked the ball out of bounds with only seconds remaining. Just when it appeared that Marcus would be shut out, Franklin's Jonathon Montanez shouted his name.   

"I was raised to treat others how you want to be treated," Jonathon told CBS. "I just though Mitchell deserved his chance, deserved his opportunity."

Montanez threw the ball directly to Marcus, who capitalized on his final opportunity and an incredible display of sportsmanship.

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