The link to this came across Twitter. I watched it twice. Crazy, no look, lucky shot at the buzzer. Love the player and adult reactions.
Christian Watford hit the 3-point shot back on December 10 that lifted the Hoosiers over then #1 Kentucky. As an Indiana fan, it is one of those video clips you never get tired of watching.
Watford’s shot has now won twice. He won the ESPY for Play of the Year. The winner was picked by fans across the nation who voted on-line for what they considered the play of the year.
I liked what IndyStar.com posted about it: “Watford’s clutch shot from the left baseline at the buzzer was memorable enough to win an ESPY award Wednesday night, being voted ESPN’s Play of the Year. The play will never replace “The Shot” by Keith Smart to defeat Syracuse for a national title in 1987, but the play resonates with fans just the same.”
I first heard this story when it appeared in the Dayton Daily News this weekend. The video is below along with the description. It comes out of Franklin High School which is a school in our area. Great story!
Franklin High School special needs senior,Mark White,got the shot of his lifetime Friday night 2/17/12. He has been the mgr. with the team for 3 years now,trying to support his team the best way he knew how. The Wildcats were 19-0- going in to the game,working on a perfect season,under the head coaching of Brian Bales. The last home game was senior night,and Mark was honored by being named the “6th man” starter for the team that night! So without starting the clock,the teams took the floor with a traditional game start,and what follows will explain itself.