Memphis Grizzles draft 8-year-old with cerebal palsy
An 8-year-old boy’s wish came true when the Memphis Grizzles drafted him as an official member of the squad. On December 29, 2013, Charvis Brewer became the youngest player ever drafted by an NBA team.
Mike Conley and Grizzlies play-by-play announcer, Pete Pranica, surprised Brewer with a lunchtime visit prior to practice. Afterward, Charvis signed contract and attended his first practice with the entire team at FedExForum. In true team spirit, Zach Randolph took young Brewer under his wing to help the Grizzlies young gun get acquainted with his new digs at Grizzlies HQ.
Charvis attended his first NBA game on Dec. 30, when the Grizzlies played the Chicago Bulls. The draft was made possible by the Make A Wish Foundation, an organization that seeks to make the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses come true.
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