Skip to comments.Incredible Basketball 'Buzzer-Beater' Shoots US Schoolboy to Fame
Posted on 03/05/2013 10:54:14 PM PST by nickcarraway
US high school basketball player Khalil Edney has become a minor celebrity after video of his incredible last ditch game winning shot went viral online
Edney made an improbable 55-foot shot at the very last possible moment to earn his team a 61-60 comeback win over opponents Mount Vernon in a New York high school game on Sunday.
US sports broadcaster ESPN called the remarkable shot "the craziest ending to a basketball game. Ever."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
I’m happy for him. Let’s hope his grades are as good.
Quick but accurate. Well done.
When did high schools begin playing games on Sunday?
The basketball went right into the net as time expired.
The end result was that "three points" was credited to the scoring team, giving them the victory by a single point - as a result of the scoring player being well outside the 3-point circle.
In conclusion, what we saw here was a basketball travelling more than halfway across the basketball court and precisely falling through the net. The player throwing this ball seems to have clearly intended for this to happen as he appeared to be aiming directly for the net.
OK, he got lucky. Let’s see him do that again.
Ahh.... its a well known fact that many less experienced players, when shooting over their heads from well outside the three point line, are not aiming directly for the basket, but are actually aiming for a spot almost ten feet short of that!
HS BB gets televised these days?
(Sorry about the PM, I hit the wrong button. Need more coffee.)
Their local community cable station, I’d think.
It was all set up, of course, by that lazy turnover by the kid in white, who just flipped the ball in the air for the takeaway.
Same thing happened at my school back in the 50’s.
Just a lucky shot that’s all.
Our basketball court by the way was so small that one row of chairs was set up down the sideline and if you didn’t keep your feet under the chair they were in the court.The Gym wall at the end of the court had pads to keep you off the bricks and the stage had seating. This kid shot at the baske from under the opposite basket when he retrieved a shot from the other team, threw it like a baseball and it went in. Just luck.
until the next video of someone making a basket
I saw the kid and his coach being interviewed on ESPN. They seemed likeable and delighted to be there.
Only question I had is isn’t this done all the time? What was so unusual about it?
Its a big deal and it may have been championship. However it seems that the media made this out much bigger then usual
Great shot but the referees should not have counted the score. The shot was made after the game was legally over. If you watch the video of the ending of the game in slow-motion, frame-by-frame, it shows the player with the basketball still in his hands when the clock runs down to zero-zero-zero. He made the throw and the shot AFTER the clock had expired.
You must have watched a different version than the one linked above. Clearly, the ball left his hand at .1 seconds. Doesn’t matter when it goes through the hoop. Out of his hand before the buzzer. Good, game over. Refs made the right call without TV replay.
Watching the embedded video at the source, frame by frame, the ball clearly left his hand at 00.1 seconds.
What are you watching?
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