›› Storify: See tweets about Coronado student Mitchell Marcus
The Mitchell Marcus story keeps getting bigger.
A camera crew from CBS' national news team will be in El Paso on Monday to follow Mitchell, his father said.
Mitchell, a special needs Coronado High School student, has become a local celebrity after he got to play in the Thunderbirds' basketball season finale.
Mitchell, the team's manager, made a basket with just more than a second left against rival Franklin High School. He was mobbed by students who watched the game.
His shot was inspirational to students from both schools and spurred a social media campaign by students and parents to get him on national television.
Clement Marcus, his father, said he was told by CBS that it will follow Mitchell and the T-Birds basketball team when they play San Angelo Central in the first round of the playoffs.
The game will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in San Angelo, according to the Odessa American newspaper.
Mitchell has already been on television news broadcasts in Montgomery, Ala., and Kansas City, Mo. Clement Marcus said friends of his who live in those cities saw Mitchell on the news.
On Thursday night, the Marcus family went for dinner at the West side Taco Tote, and Mitchell was recognized by high-schoolers. One girl asked if she could take a picture with him, Clement Marcus said.
Even though ESPN has not confirmed anything with the Marcus family, the social media campaign by students that included "#GetMitchellOnSC," has grown.
That appeal and links to the story have been retweeted by NFL quarterback David Garrard, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, ESPN's Ed Werder and Robert Flores, Texas A&M players Patrick Lewis Jr. and Ryan Swope, LSU running back Jeremy Hill, Yahoo! sports writer Dan Wetzel and Texas tight end and former El Dorado High School receiver M.J. McFarland.
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