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Prized recruit hits back-to-back underhand shots from bleachers

We've seen the trick shot basketball videos that are currently circulating the Internet. Earlier in the week, Duke's Kyle Singler showed off his trick shot prowess with some insane makes from all over the Durham, N.C., campus. But Singler isn't the only North Carolina player making "buckets."

Highly touted basketball recruit T.J. Warren is also making some pretty incredible shots of his own. The Word of God Christian (North Carolina) Academy forward -- the same school NBA Rookie of the Year John Wall attended -- tried out a shot of his own recently and, unlike Singler, made them on the very first try.

Standing in the bleachers, Warren tried to make an underhand shot, which had him standing more than 50-feet from the basket. In one swift motion, Warren threw the ball in the air and hit the first shot. Beginners luck, right?

Wrong. Warren went on to make the second one as well, knocking it in like it was a jumper from the elbow. The best part of all is that when he was asked after the shots if he'd ever practiced that before, Warren said it was his first time.

But unlike some trick shot artists, Warren won't need to rely on his YouTube videos to get him noticed. He's already being recruited by North Carolina State, Xavier, Indiana and Tennessee, to name a few.


Currently ranked No. 61 on The Rivals 2012 Top 150 list, he's got some serious game, as evidenced by his recent 50-point explosion, against Russia's U18 team, at the Hoop Group's Southern Jam Fest. But if professional basketball doesn't pan out for Warren, at least he knows he can make a bunch of money hitting ridiculous shots from all over the court.

With Warren and Singler makes headlines in North Carolina, all we need at this point is a video from the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State to complete the circle of crazy trick shot videos coming from the Tar Heel State.

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