The basketball season is just getting going, and there will be plenty of terrific game-winning shots. Now they all have a benchmark to shoot for.
The player connecting on the miraculous buzzer-beater you see above is Blake (Minn.) High junior John Veil, a guard who found himself with the ball with time ticking toward triple zeroes and Blake trailing Chaska (Minn.) High by two. Veil received the initial inbounds pass on the play but was blocked off from any cut toward the basket. Instead, he found himself careening out of bounds.
Luckily, Veil had just enough room to fire off a last ditch 3-pointer. He connected, giving Blake a shocking 61-60 win, and the Blake crowd predictably went wild.
It was fairly remarkable that Veil got off a clean look on the basket, let alone that the shot went in. Yet the best part of the highlight may have been the incredible commentary from a Blake fan, who could be clearly heard yelling "go in!" with the ball heading toward the backboard.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Veil finished as the game's leading scorer, turning in 22 points. Naturally, both the most important and most memorable came last.
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