Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes will present the Globetrotter Junior Phenom Award to Rochester Hills student and basketball sensation Owen Groesser 10 a.m. Friday at Van Hoosen Middle School.
Groesser, in the last home game of the Van Hoosen Middle School basketball season, sank two three-point shots in his two minutes of playing time.
Groesser, an eighth grade student with Down syndrome, had not played in a single game for his school's basketball team all season. He earned national spotlight with a trending Twitter campaign (#GetOwenOnSportsCenter) and a highlight on ESPN SportsCenter's Top Plays for scoring those two three-point shots.
For this, he receives the Harlem Globetrotter Junior Phenom Award. The award celebrates individuals who have demonstrated "Globetrotter Spirit," which includes traits like helping others, demonstrating outstanding teamwork, sportsmanship and being a positive role model.
Owen will receive the award and tickets for his family to see the Globetrotters Monday at the Perani Arena.
This information was provided by the Harlem Globetrotters.