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JMac's Jersey Number will be Retired

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No Greece-Athena basketball player will ever again wear the number 52. The number, last worn by Jason McElwain in 2006, is officially being retired.

JMac, now 25, is known around the world for shooting six three-pointers and one two point shot in the final minutes of Athena's last home game of the season. The video went viral, eventually catching the attention of President George W. Bush and a movie offer from Magic Johnson.

JMac has autism and his story has also inspired families of loved ones living with autism.

The number 52 jersey will be hung from Athena's rafters Dec. 13 at the game against Fairport.

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