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A little boy in Tennessee has a big dream to become a Memphis Grizzlie. And with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he does just that.

Eight-year-old Charvis Brewer has been a Grizzlies fan all his life, so when Make-A-Wish asked him if he could get anything in the world, what would it be…?

He knew right away: he wanted to be drafted to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Eight-year-old Charvis Brewer is now calling the shots, and he's got a lot of tips on what the team needs to work on.

"Shoot, lay ups, and dunking the ball, and throwing ollies… And that's all I gotta say ," Brewer said.

Charvis got to spend the day at team practice, meeting players and getting in on the team huddle.

"Charvis don't get a chance to do stuff like regular kids he has cerebral palsy; he cannot walk. So today, it's all about him," said Colissa Brewer, Charvis' mother.

Charvis' condition has left him wheelchair-bound since birth, but Make-A-Wish and the Grizzlies are putting him on the court.

"The smile on his face, it was a picture worth a thousand words. He was ecstatic and we love to see these wonderful exciting moments for our wish kids when they get to see their wish come true," said Miranda Harbor, the director of Community Relations for the Make-A-Wish.

As for Charvis' prediction for upcoming games? His money is on the Grizz.

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