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Shooting Hoops With Special Olympics Athlete Brian Pitts

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East Orange, New Jersey (My9NJ) - The Special Olympics will be held here in New Jersey June 14th through June 21st. The Games have many different events, including Special Olympics athlete Brian Pitts’ favorite, basketball.

“My high score was 44 points in high school, and I had a banner that has my name and the points I have scored for my high school career,” Pitts shared.

Pitts, 26, of East Orange, definitely has skills on the court. Teammates have often referred to his game as being similar to NBA all-star, Lebron James.

“They call me Lebron, or Michael Jordan because I have a real shot and I go to the basket more,” Pitts stated.

Pitts has been playing basketball for years. He has a lot of experience in practice and training both on and off the court.

“You just have to be aggressive on offense and defense. Don’t give up,” Pitts encouraged.

Pitts often helps young kids work on their game when they see him excelling out on the court.

“They want to be like somebody, they can do it, you can do it. I had a dream once that I wanted to be on the national team, and I made the team a year ago last summer. I really thought I wasn’t going to make it, but the dream became a reality,” Pitts said.

The Games start this Saturday. Good Luck, Brian!


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