‘He wanted it so bad’: Watch Parma student with autism make first basket in dream game!

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PARMA, Ohio -- A Parma high school basketball player's dream was to play in a varsity game and make a basket.

Earlier this week, that dream came true -- and his brother caught it all on video.

Kyle Chuha posted the video on Twitter Tuesday, and it's been shared and hearted hundreds of times.

Kyle said his brother, Brandon, 18, has a form of autism. In Parma Senior High School's varsity game against Horizon Science Academy Tuesday, Brandon got the chance to play his first varsity game.

He made the basket in the fourth quarter with about two minutes left in the game.

“Brandon's been our manager for three years. He’s at every practice; he's at every game; he's part of our family, and I knew it was time to give him an opportunity,” varsity basketball coach Michael Durkin said. “I knew he was kind of itching to play a little bit and the guys love him, we just wanted to see what he would do.”

Durkin said the team made sure to get the ball to Brandon, who made the basket on his seventh attempt.

“He reminds us every day the way we should live life,” Durkin said. “And we wanted to reward him for everything he gives us.”

In the video, you can hear the crowd -- and his brother Kyle -- cheering at the tops of their lungs.

“The place went wild. It almost brought me to tears, so much happiness,” said team captain Kyle Lyon. “Seeing him in the game is like seeing a brother in the game; it’s so exciting for him. Seeing him smile, his face light up.”

"He was the happiest I saw him ever," said Kyle. "The basketball players carried him off the court on their shoulders. I was so proud of him -- he wanted it so bad. Everyone was going crazy and had a standing ovation."

“It felt like an NBA Finals,” Brandon Chuha said. “Emotional.”

Parma High School ended up winning the game, 64-50.

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