JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork)Make-A-Wish New Jersey staged a special assembly for a 16-year-old basketball star.

Antonio Sellers was a point forward for the Hudson Catholic varsity basketball team, but last year, he had surgery to remove a brain tumor and is still recovering.

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The teen is a huge Duke fan and has always wanted to attend a game when the team plays legendary rival UNC.

Antonio found out Thursday, he and his family are going.

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“I was about to cry but can’t do that right now,” he said.

“This is something Antonio always wanted and Duke was the school, he always said, that’s where I want to go play,” Antonio’s mother, Felicia Sellers, said. “Our journey has been a little different. We’ve taken a different road and although he has to go to Duke and visit this way, I believe that he’s gonna be visiting another way down the road.”

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Antonio and his family will attend the Duke game next weekend in Raleigh-Durham.