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12/31/2013 06:12 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Memphis Grizzlies Draft 8-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy (VIDEO)

The Memphis Grizzlies have drafted the youngest player in NBA history. His name is Charvis Brewer, and he is an 8-year-old boy with cerebral palsy.

Charvis, whose dream has been to get drafted into the Grizzlies, will attend practices and games with the team.

In addition to supporting from the sidelines, Charvis also decided to take on a coaching role.

"Shoot, lay ups, and dunking, dunking the ball!" he said when Fox 13 asked him what the team needs to work on

The Make-A-Wish Foundation helped the Brewer family achieve Charvis' dream.

The 8-year-old can't walk, but that didn't stop him from getting the full team treatment. He toured the locker room with Zach Randolph, signed a contract, and ran drills at the team's practice on Saturday.

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