Three-quarter court buzzer beater is a freshman game-winner

Cameron Smith

Sometimes the best plays don't actually occur in varsity games. Yet thanks to the wonder of YouTube, we can all indulge in one of the better buzzer beaters we've seen, taken from the Mason (Mich.) High freshman team's narrow victory over Jackson (Mich.) Lumen Christi High.

According to a YouTube user named lshunter66, who remains the only source we've been able to dig up about the game, the shot was hit by young Bulldog Nick Carl. With Mason trailing by two with just 1.8 seconds remaining, Mason inbounded the ball to Carl, who had just enough time to gather in an inbounds pass, pivot and heave a three-quarter court shot.

The shot hit the backboard, then the rim, and continued rattling back and forth a couple more times before banking in, sending the Bulldogs bench -- and the small crowd in the stands -- into absolute bedlam.

Did the shot have a big impact on a conference title race? No. Did it trickle down to the varsity game between the teams? The Titans' 45-35 victory seems to indicate otherwise. Yet the shot was still one of the better ones we've seen at any level in recent weeks, and it's certainly one that Mason fans will remember for some time to come.

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