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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

To be a Grizzlie for a day, it's something many of us can only dream of, but for one Memphis boy, that dream came true. 

8-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. 

At the team's practice on December 29th, 8-year old Charvis Brewer was calling the shots, giving the team a lot of tips on what they need to work on. 

"Shoot, lay ups, and dunking, dunking the ball!" Charvis said. 

Charvis has been a Grizzlies fan from day one.  

"Ever since he knows about basketball!" his stepfather Michael Douglas said. 

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

"Charvis doesn't get a chance to do stuff like regular kids, he has cerebral palsy, and he cannot walk so today, it's all about him," his mother Colissia Brewer said. 

"He likes basketball, he goes to school, he can do everything, but walk," Douglas added. 

Charvis's 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," Make-A-Wish Director of Community Relations Miranda Harbor said, "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." 

At practice, the team welcomed the Grizzlies' newest team member, Charvis Brewer, with open arms. 

And as for Charvis's prediction for Monday night's game? His money's on the Grizz. 

"Yep, it's the Grizzlies' house, they play here!" Charvis said. 

The fun doesn't stop there, Charvis and his family will be headed to see the Grizzlies take on the Chicago Bulls December 30th.

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