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New Rochelle was down two with 2.9 seconds left against rival Mt. Vernon High School, and it only got worse from there. Khalil Edneys inbound pass was intercepted, and the Mt. Vernon player lofted the ball toward the other end of the court to try to let the final seconds tick away and seal the win. But the ball wound up in Edneys hands just beyond the 3-point line on the wrong end of the court. Edney grabbed it and flung a 55-footer just before the buzzer sounded that went through, giving New Rochelle the victory in the New York state sectional playoff. The shot became an instant YouTube sensation, drawing praise from the likes of Stephen Curry and Ray Rice, a proud New Rochelle alum.
New Rochelle was down two with 2.9 seconds left against rival Mt. Vernon High School, and it only got worse from there. Khalil Edney's inbound pass was intercepted, and the Mt. Vernon player lofted the ball toward the other end of the court to try to let the final seconds tick away and seal the win. But the ball wound up in Edney's hands just beyond the 3-point line on the wrong end of the court. Edney grabbed it and flung a 55-footer just before the buzzer sounded that went through, giving New Rochelle the victory in the New York state sectional playoff. The shot became an instant YouTube sensation, drawing praise from the likes of Stephen Curry and Ray Rice, a proud New Rochelle alum.
Michael Drysch, a 50-year-old computer technician from Illinois, had the moment of a lifetime at a Miami Heat game in January. And that was AFTER he hit a half-court shot with a football-like throw to win 75,000. As part of a contest sponsored by Heat star LeBron James, Drysch got a chance at the shot at halftime of a game against the Pistons. He wound up like a quarterback and let it fly. When the shot went through, a euphoric James tackled the fan at center court, hauling him to the ground in a wild celebration. Nice way to meet somebody, Drysch said. I cant believe it.
Michael Drysch, a 50-year-old computer technician from Illinois, had the moment of a lifetime at a Miami Heat game in January. And that was AFTER he hit a half-court shot with a football-like throw to win $75,000. As part of a contest sponsored by Heat star LeBron James, Drysch got a chance at the shot at halftime of a game against the Pistons. He wound up like a quarterback and let it fly. When the shot went through, a euphoric James tackled the fan at center court, hauling him to the ground in a wild celebration. "Nice way to meet somebody," Drysch said. "I can't believe it."
Butler was down by one against Gonzaga with 3.5 seconds left, and the Bulldogs didnt even have the ball. Roosevelt Jones took care of that, stealing the inbound pass behind half-court then dashing the other way. He hit a runner just inside the free throw line as time expired to send Hinkle Fieldhouse into a frenzy. One of the best parts was Butler coach Brad Stevens low-key response as the students crashed the court. Stevens watched the ball go through the net, then turned and calmly walked to shake Zags coach Mark Fews hand as if Butler had just beaten a Division II team by 25.
Butler was down by one against Gonzaga with 3.5 seconds left, and the Bulldogs didn't even have the ball. Roosevelt Jones took care of that, stealing the inbound pass behind half-court then dashing the other way. He hit a runner just inside the free throw line as time expired to send Hinkle Fieldhouse into a frenzy. One of the best parts was Butler coach Brad Stevens' low-key response as the students crashed the court. Stevens watched the ball go through the net, then turned and calmly walked to shake Zags coach Mark Few's hand as if Butler had just beaten a Division II team by 25.
With Wisconsin down three points in the closing seconds of regulation against Michigan, Brust grabbed the inbound pass just beyond half-court, took one dribble and threw up a prayer that caught nothing but the bottom of the net to force overtime. To top it all off, Brust also nailed a 3-pointer in overtime to lift the Badgers to the win. It was awesome, something Ill remember forever, and Im sure a lot of people will, Brust said.
With Wisconsin down three points in the closing seconds of regulation against Michigan, Brust grabbed the inbound pass just beyond half-court, took one dribble and threw up a prayer that caught nothing but the bottom of the net to force overtime. To top it all off, Brust also nailed a 3-pointer in overtime to lift the Badgers to the win. "It was awesome, something I'll remember forever, and I'm sure a lot of people will," Brust said.
In less than two years in the league, Clevelands Kyrie Irving has already put together quite a highlight reel. This one against Atlanta didnt win a game for the Cavs, like shots against Toronto and Oklahoma City did this season, but the degree of difficulty puts it right up there with his very best. He gets the ball deep in Clevelands end with just over four seconds remaining in the first half against Atlanta, uses a behind-the-back dribble to weave past Al Horford, gets two steps into Atlantas side of the court and double-clutches as he floats past Kyle Korver for the buzzer-beater.
In less than two years in the league, Cleveland's Kyrie Irving has already put together quite a highlight reel. This one against Atlanta didn't win a game for the Cavs, like shots against Toronto and Oklahoma City did this season, but the degree of difficulty puts it right up there with his very best. He gets the ball deep in Cleveland's end with just over four seconds remaining in the first half against Atlanta, uses a behind-the-back dribble to weave past Al Horford, gets two steps into Atlanta's side of the court and double-clutches as he floats past Kyle Korver for the buzzer-beater.
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Kevin Durant has become the most unstoppable scorer in the NBA thanks to a high-arching jumper that is released from the top of his 6-foot-11 frame. Who knew he used the same technique for a reverse layup The Oklahoma City star blows by Denvers Wilson Chandler on the left wing and is met by JaVale McGee at the basket. No problem. As he takes off, Durant drifts to his left to sail past McGee, then flings the ball up -- higher than the top of the backboard -- before it falls through.
Kevin Durant has become the most unstoppable scorer in the NBA thanks to a high-arching jumper that is released from the top of his 6-foot-11 frame. Who knew he used the same technique for a reverse layup? The Oklahoma City star blows by Denver's Wilson Chandler on the left wing and is met by JaVale McGee at the basket. No problem. As he takes off, Durant drifts to his left to sail past McGee, then flings the ball up -- higher than the top of the backboard -- before it falls through.
Sioux Falls Lincoln beats Yankton after a steal and half-court shot. (Courtesy of MidcoSportsNet via YouTube)
Sioux Falls Lincoln beats Yankton after a steal and half-court shot. (Courtesy of MidcoSportsNet via YouTube)
Another steal, another long game-winner. (Courtesy of Charles Speacht via YouTube)
Another steal, another long game-winner. (Courtesy of Charles Speacht via YouTube)
An OT heave. (Courtesy of KSL5Sports via YouTube)
An OT heave. (Courtesy of KSL5Sports via YouTube)
This kids in third grade. Beat that. (Courtesy of FloridaTodayOnline via YouTube)
This kid's in third grade. Beat that. (Courtesy of FloridaTodayOnline via YouTube)
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Challenge accepted. (Courtesy of TheLonestar1975 via YouTube)
Challenge accepted. (Courtesy of TheLonestar1975 via YouTube)
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