David Andrews, age 18, wears number 40 on the Germantown
High School basketball team, just outside of Memphis, TN. Much like the Knick’s
Jeremy Lin, Andrews spent quite a bit of time warming the bench during his
team’s games before ever getting to play in one.
Andrews has Down syndrome, and his mother had asked coach
Wes Crump if her son could join the team his brother was already on. She
thought maybe he could get a sweat suit and hang out with the other players on
the bench. But Andrews soon proved that he had much more to offer the team.