Boy with autism makes winning shot with school cheering him on

Team Helps Boy With Autism Make Winning Basket

LEXINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) -- It's a winning shot, caught on camera that has many people talking. Eighth grader Wriley Moll, who has autism, made the shot during a pep rally game at Central Davidson Middle School Monday.

In a cell phone video, the middle school basketball team and a teacher can be seen giving Wriley a hand as the school cheered him on.

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"Mr. Sink is one of his favorite teachers," says his mom Valerie. "He's the one that kept handing him back the ball in the video and kept encouraging him to keep shooting, keep shooting and not to give up."

Despite having autism, Wriley's mom says he doesn't give up and neither does the support from his classmates and teachers.

The Davidson County School System denied FOX8's request to visit campus to interview the team and teachers about their big hearts and giving actions. ​

"He has always loved playing basketball" said his mom. "He's been through a lot, 7-8 different surgeries, since he was born."​

His love for basketball comes from his dad.

"I like watching him play basketball," said Wriley's dad Daniel. "Especially when he gets excited."

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