Nashville special-needs teen scores three-pointer with seconds left

A special-needs teen with Down syndrome brought the crowd of a high school basketball game to their feet after nailing a money shot—against his own brother. 

“My name is ‘Money Robert,’” said Robert Lewis, the 19-year-old manager for his school’s basketball team. 

Last Friday night, a head coach invited Lewis to suit up and sub in for the team’s game against University School of Nashville. 

After Lewis was subbed into the game, the opposing team sent in his own brother to guard him. Robert took control of the ball. 

“I got the ball…there was five seconds left in the fourth quarter, I was back in the corner,” Lewis said.

He shot for a 3-pointer, and it was up and in. 

After the five seconds on the clock ran out, the team celebrated with Lewis. 

“After the game, everybody…picked me up and said "Go Robert". I just loved it," Lewis said. 

The moment has gone viral, and Lewis’ parents and coaches couldn’t believe it. 

Lewis, however, had no doubts.

“I knew that ball was going in,” he said. “I was about to jump up and down. I was so happy.”

The video of Lewis scoring the three-pointer has been viewed more than a million times since it was posted online. 

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