A star senior at a Chicago high school hit a game-winning 3-pointer. No big deal, right? He did it while recovering from a gunshot wound.
On March 9, 19-year-old Tyquone Greer, a third-team all-city selection from Orr High School, was shot in the left calf while at a party. According to witnesses speaking to CSN Chicago, Greer “pushed some guy” during an argument while at the party. The other man later came back with a gun and shot six people. Two were taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Two days after he was shot, Greer was back on the sidelines, watching his teammates move into the sectional semifinal. He was on crutches. Greer played a minute in Orr's sectional final win March 14 to set them up for a supersectional game berth.
Orr and North Chicago were tied at 68 with seconds left. Greer, who “played sparingly” in the game and came on with 1:18 left, hit a 3-pointer from the corner to give Orr a 71-68 win.
“I guess it was destiny for me to make that shot,” Greer told the Chicago Tribune. “I shot the ball, but God made the shot. He set it up that way by everything that has been going on the last two weeks.”