Last Friday, Spencer Wilson, 17, hit a buzzer-beating half-court shot, winning the game for his high school basketball team.
"Right when the ball went in, I just thought it was a dream," Spencer, a junior at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Kernersville, North Carolina, said of the 50-foot "miracle shot."
The team was down by one point. The ball went in with only 2.2 seconds left on the clock.
"I was like, this can't be real."
What makes Spencer's shot most remarkable is the story behind the player.
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In the past five years, Spencer has battled cancer — twice.
Wilson was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of tissue cancer, when he was 13 years old. After surgery to remove a malignant tumour in his leg, and 15 rounds of chemotherapy, he went into remission.
Six months later, doctors discovered that tumours had spread to Spencer's groin and lymph nodes. His weight dropped to 86 pounds. Without treatment, heRead More »from Teen cancer survivor makes game-winning ‘miracle shot’