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10-year-old Virginia boy with cystic fibrosis drafted to college basketball team

A 10-year-old boy with a life-threatening disorder was drafted to the Longwood Men's Basketball team on Tuesday night.
Posted at 12:01 AM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 00:01:45-05

FARMVILLE, Va. -- A 10-year-old boy with a life-threatening disorder was drafted to the Longwood Men's Basketball team on Tuesday night.

Philip was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just three weeks old. He loves playing basketball. and has been part of the Longwood men's basketball team since they started playing this year.

On Tuesday, thanks to a program put on by "Team impact," Philip was officially drafted by the team and given his own personalized locker in their locker room, a pair of shoes, front row seats to their games, and an official jersey.

Philip's family says the team has been amazing to them.