James is a senior at West Point-Beemer High School in Nebraska. He has Down syndrome, In addition to competing in the Special Olympics, he’s also an honorary member of his school basketball team.
For the last 2 weeks, James has been working to perfect his backwards half-court shot so he could show off during half-time. When he successfully managed to sink the basket in front of the entire student body, the crowd went wild.
The video was shared so widely on social media, the Globetrotters invited him to be their guest of honor for their spring performance in Omaha.