It’s hard to impress with just a half-court shot in basketball these days. Just recently, we’ve posted about a woman who got a marriage proposal after she made hers, and the two college basketball players who went back-to-back to win free tuition for two of their classmates.
Which is to say, the shot itself isn’t enough to warrant attention. Something else has to happen.
This one, from Valparaiso’s Micah Bradford, would seem to qualify.
During his team’s game against Detroit Mercy on Sunday, Bradford launched a shot from just beyond the half-court circle. The shot was way off, missing high by several feet and striking the shot clock above the basket. The ricochet actually knocked the ball even higher in the air.
But somehow when it came down, the ball struck the front rim. It gently bounced off the glass and remarkably fell through the basket.
Unfortunately for Bradford and Valparaiso, the incredible shot didn’t count. Bounces off the shot clock aren’t allowed. Still, this one can be categorized as an increasingly rare attention-grabbing half court shot.
Watch above, via ESPN.
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