Sixers sign Bensalem senior to 2-day contract

Sixers sign Bensalem senior to 2-day contract
February 17, 2014, 12:00 pm
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Bensalem senior Kevin Grow knocked down four three-pointers, going for 14 points and burying a buzzer-beater on the team's Senior Day.

The Sixers announced Monday that they will sign Bensalem High School senior Kevin Grow to a ceremonial two-day contract.

Sixers GM Sam Hinkie presented Grow with the contract in person Monday afternoon at the team's practice facility.

Grow, who has Down syndrome, has been the manager of the Bensalem basketball team for four seasons and saw his first varsity action in the team's final two games. Grow scored 14 points, nailing four three-pointers, one a buzzer beater, in a 64-40 victory over Neshaminy last Saturday (see story).

Grow participated in the team's practice Monday, ate dinner with the team, and received Sixers gear.

Before the Sixers host the Cavaliers on Tuesday, Grow will receive a custom jersey at his very own locker in the team's locker room. He will stand with the team during the National Anthem and take the court with the Bensalem High School team during a timeout for a special presentation.

Grow's story went national last Saturday evening when Matt Norlander of CBS Sports wrote a post about the senior's feat. By Monday morning, the post, which includes video of Grow's three-pointers, had been shared over 7,000 times on Facebook.