These shots have nothing to do with Minnesota Sports at all, but they’re just too unbelievable not to be providing them to you. Grab a coffee or a beer, sit back, and enjoy.
The shot and the comical reactions afterward are incredible. There are so many questions left unanswered. Did the shot win the game or was it meaningless? Why is the red team celebrating more than the black team? Why is the one kid from red team celebrating with the black team at center court? Did the coach draw up this play? Will this be the story that fat kid tells every time he’s at a bar for the rest of his life? Is that the kid from Diary of a Wimpy Kid? How did the ladies off camera miss one of the most incredible shots they will ever see? More importantly, how does the guy in the corner by the door (sitting in blue jeans) not react at all after seeing one of the most incredible shots he will ever see?
There are two many questions left unanswered. Check out the ref after too. We see you, stripes, trying to cover your mouth to hide your laughing and excitement. As for our second shot…
This second shot may be the most impressive of the three because there is clearly skill in it. Yes, it was very lucky, but Gabrielle Gary of McCutcheon High (Lafayette, IN) had the wherewithal to know where she was on the court and get the ball up towards the rim. If that doesn’t convince you that there was skill in it, how about the fact that this was her first of five straight threes and one of seven threes in the game. She went 7-for-9 from beyond the arc and scored a career-high 24 points.
Still not convinced? Gary’s father Glen Gary is the assistant coach at Purdue. Maybe that’s why Gary acted so non-nonchalantly after it went in. She’s been there before.
Timberwolves fans may recall Isiah Rider’s similarly incredible shot back in 1994. Gary reacted with much more poise than Rider ever did, not just in the next clip, but in his entire career.
We unfortunately can’t share the final video with you on this page because the sharing feature is turned off. It’s probably better anyway, he didn’t make the shot. Although, it probably is the most incredible missed shot you will ever see. Good to see they still gave him the $1,000 check. As TCH writer Joe Buri put it, “I honestly can’t even wrap my mind around the statistical improbability of the half-time contest shot. If I had 10,000,000 tries to duplicate that, I don’t think I could. What about 10 billion? It is mind-boggling.”