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Capital High team manager finally gets to play, sinks 3-pointer at the buzzer

Joe Eden and Zack Akins, who play on local Special Olympics basketball teams, have been on the Capital basketball squad for two years. (@CapitalBSD)

Two Capital High School team managers had a dream come true Thursday.

They finally got to play.

Joe Eden and Zack Akins, who play on local Special Olympics basketball teams, have been on the Capital basketball squad for two years.

"Last night, for senior night, we put them in uniform, added them to the roster and hoped for an opportunity to get them into the game," varsity coach Scott Moore told KBOI 2News.

With two and a half minutes left in the game, Capital found an opportunity to put Eden and Akins into the game.

With about 10 second left in the game, Nampa's head coach called a time out, which allowed Capital another possession at the end. But he didn't have to and Capital's coach acknowledges that.

"This is one of the classiest moves I've ever witnessed and Coach (Trevor) Morris is to be commended for his sportsmanship," Moore said.

After in-bounding the ball, Capital players put the ball in Joe's hand, who went for a three-pointer at the buzzer and got nothing but net.

The crowd went nuts and rushed the floor.

"(It was) one of the greatest moments I've ever been a part of," Moore said.

This story will be updated.


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