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  • Jason McElwain, nicknamed "J-Mac", is an American high-functioning autistic amateur athlete, in both basketball and marathon, and public speaker. McElwain came to fame on national news, in 2006, when he played during a high school basketball game, and scored twenty points. Jason McElwain was appointed as the manager of the Greece Athena High School by basketball coach Jim Johnson. On February 15, 2006, he played in a basketball game against Spencerport High School, for a division title. Greece Athena got a large lead, so Coach Johnson decided to let McElwain play in the last four minutes and nineteen seconds of the game. After initially missing two shots, McElwain made six three-point shots and one two-pointer, Jason McElwain scored twenty points. After the final buzzer rang, the crowd dashed onto the court in celebration.

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  • Jason McElwain scores 20 points in four minutes