Teen Bounces Back To Basketball Success After Crash
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A year ago a local high school basketball star was in a wheelchair after a serious car crash, now after overcoming numerous obstacles he has made his way back into the court.
Just last year Jamonte Davis, the 6'8 stand-out player for Hillsboro High, didn't know if basketball would be something he'd ever do again. On November 11, 2011 Jamonte was riding to a basketball game with teammate Michah Phillips when they got into a violent wreck on Woodmont Boulevard
"We hit and then we flipped. We flipped in the air," Davis said "Only thing going through my mind was, am I going to be able to play,"
The then high school junior made it out of this mess with only two broken bones. A broken wrist and ankle, possibly career ending fractures for a basketball player and Jamonte knew that.
"The first thing that goes through my mind is, I won't be able to play for the rest of this season and I hope I'm able to play for the rest of my life," he said.
But determination overcame any doubt. Jamonte put his mind to it and after months of physical therapy he was back on the court four months after his wreck. He worked to be even stronger for his senior year
"It's just been amazing being able to see him go out and just be able to produce the way he has coming off a broken ankle and broken wrist injury," said his coach.
Just last week in a game against Franklin High School he performed a task no one expected, and hit the buzzer beater to win the game.
Fans, parents and even the announcer went wild at the shot. His skills on the court as well as his perseverance have earned him a four year scholarship to Tennessee State University.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:04:23 GMT
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