A few years ago a kid named Brian came to UGA’s shooting camp. We were partners in all of the drills and he wowed everybody with his shooting touch. We became friends after spending all day together at camp.

Brian would send me messages before all of my games wishing me luck and came to as many as he could. He always wore his #20 shirt and would wait for me after the games.

Today, Brian had his first career basketball games in the Special Olympics, and I was finally able to cheer him on the way he did for me. I had to smile when leading up to the tournament, Brian told me he wanted to come off the bench because that’s what I did at Georgia.  I’m so happy to call him my friend.

With his team down 2 with 10 seconds to go, Brian swished a shot from the baseline, pointed at the camera, and put on his “3 goggles”: