Jason McElwain

Autistic Man + Well-known For A High-scoring High School Basketball Game
Born Oct 1, 1988

Jason McElwain, (born October 1, 1987), is a high-functioning autistic American; he came to fame on national news in 2006 when he played for four minutes during a high school basketball game and scored twenty points. McElwain had a passion for basketball, so Greece Athena High School basketball coach Jim Johnson appointed him manager of the team. On February 15, 2006, Greece Athena was playing Spencerport High School for a division title.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jason McElwain.


1987 Birth Born on October 1, 1987.


McElwain came to fame on national news, in 2006, when he played during a high school basketball game, and scored twenty points.
2007 19 Years Old In 2007, Topps trading cards produced a Jason McElwain card as part of its retro-themed Allen & Ginter set.


2009 21 Years Old In 2009, he appeared in a commercial for Gatorade as part of their "What is G?" ad campaign. … Read More
McElwain appeared on The Talk in April 2011 as part of the show's month-long series on autism awareness. … Read More
2012 24 Years Old McElwain is also an accomplished runner. On September 23, 2012, McElwain completed the MVP Health Care Rochester Marathon in 15th place in 3 hours, 1 minute and 41 seconds, a time that qualified him for the Boston Marathon.
2014 26 Years Old In 2014, he completed the Boston Marathon in 2:57.05.
2016 28 Years Old In April 2016, the Rochester Razorsharks, a professional minor-league basketball team, signed McElwain to a one-day contract for their regular season finale against the Western New York Thundersnow. … Read More
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