It's March, and everyone wants to find their local 'Hoosiers' moment. The closest thing Washington state will see to one may have come Friday, a furious final minute victory born of the hand of what may be the most appropriately named clutch hoops playmaker in history.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Gunnar Swager. The North Central (Wash.) High star scored twice in the closing seconds of a game against Kamiakin to lead his Indians to the Class 3A state quarterfinals. Both plays were wildly inventive drives to the hoop, as you can see above, and had his coach, teammates and fans in delirium.
"It was really tough, but we knew we still had time left on the clock," North Central senior Zac Hill told the Spokesman-Review. "We don't quit until the time's over so we just went. ... Gunnar got the ball and I knew something was going to happen. When he has the ball he's automatic. He makes clutch plays."
What made this such a Hoosiers moment? In addition to the frantic finish, both North CentralRead More »from Meet Gunnar Swager, aptly-named 'Hoosiers' style hoops star