Autistic Teen Picks First Two NCAA Rounds Perfectly

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An autistic teenager from the Chicago area has done something almost impossible.�

Nearly 48 games into an upset-filled NCAA�tournament, 17-year-old Alex Herrmann is perfect.

"It's amazing," he says. Truly.

The teenager predicted that Northern Iowa would beat the Kansas Jayhawks. He picked Ohio to knock off Georgetown. And Cornell to knock off Wisconsin.

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In fact, he picked every game through the first two rounds correctly. The odds of�anybody doing that? One in�13,460,000, according to BookofOdds.com. It's easier to win the lottery. Twice.

"I'm good at math," Alex, a Glenbrook South High School student, said. "I'm kind of good at math and at stats I see on TV during the game."

Alex entered the bracket on CBSsports.com's bracket challenge. CBS did not return several phone calls to confirm entries into its game.�His 24-year-old brother Andrew, who helped him enter his picks into CBS' bracket manager, also entered the contest -- and ranks behind 500,000 other people.

“My bracket is totally shot,
 
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An autistic teenager from the Chicago area has done something almost impossible.�

Nearly 48 games into an upset-filled NCAA�tournament, 17-year-old Alex Herrmann is perfect.

"It's amazing," he says. Truly.

The teenager predicted that Northern Iowa would beat the Kansas Jayhawks. He picked Ohio to knock off Georgetown. And Cornell to knock off Wisconsin.

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In fact, he picked every game through the first two rounds correctly. The odds of�anybody doing that? One in�13,460,000, according to BookofOdds.com. It's easier to win the lottery. Twice.

"I'm good at math," Alex, a Glenbrook South High School student, said. "I'm kind of good at math and at stats I see on TV during the game."

Alex entered the bracket on CBSsports.com's bracket challenge. CBS did not return several phone calls to confirm entries into its game.�His 24-year-old brother Andrew, who helped him enter his picks into CBS' bracket manager, also entered the contest -- and ranks behind 500,000 other people.

“My bracket is totally shot,
 
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Originally Posted by smoke ya later

yeah one of the vids is auto playing. and why does it matter that he is autistic
Because there are links between being autistic and being a savant. 
 
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Originally Posted by smoke ya later

yeah one of the vids is auto playing. and why does it matter that he is autistic
Because there are links between being autistic and being a savant. 
 
2,089
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Joined Jun 20, 2005
Originally Posted by smoke ya later

yeah one of the vids is auto playing. and why does it matter that he is autistic
Because there are links between being autistic and being a savant. 
 
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