And you thought playing on that sprained ankle meant you were tough.
Tyquone Greer, a 6´7¨ basketball star for the Orr Academy High School of Chicago, was shot in the leg while attending a neighborhood party on the cityś west side. 9 days later, the senior hit one of the biggest shots of his high school career when he drained a game winning 3 pointer that would lift his team over North Chicago in the Class 3A Hoffman Estates Supersectional.
“This could have been our last game and I wanted to make my presence felt,” the 6-foot-7 senior standout told reporters, according to the Chicago Tribune. “For me to take that shot, God planned it for me because he has some better stuff for me. I knew I was going to make it. I was very confident.
“My leg was still kind of shaky, but this could have been our last game so I wanted to be out there. If we lost, I wanted to make sure that I was on the court with my team. That’s all that really mattered.”
What an incredible story of triumph, but the unfortunate underlying issue is the continued violence in our communities. Six young people were shot at the party Greer attended. We’ve got to do better.