Admittedly, Prep Rally might not be the very first to this party, but in honor of Monday night's NCAA title game and Butler's second-straight appearance in it, we bring you the one and only way to run an endline-to-endline play with just 1.5 seconds remaining while trailing by a point.
The amazing conclusion of this frenzied final half-minute of an overtime game came from Lake Conference action earlier this season in Minnesota, in a faceoff between Chaska (Minn.) High and Eagan (Minn.) High. The player sinking the shot in question was Chaska star Jacob Meyer, who caught a deflected pass which was pushed on to him with shocking pinpoint accuracy for an immaculate assist and an 86-85 win.
The bucket also nullified what appeared to be a game-winning overtime three by Eagan star Jameson Parsons, who stole the spotlight in the game with an impressive 38 points, including 10 3-pointers, helping Eagan to an 85-83 lead within the final two seconds.
Yet the biggest credit of all may be due to inbounds passer Adam Happ, who connected with a perfectly placed Ross Travis, who both caught the pass and sent it along for Meyer's game-winning bucket.
Was it the best buzzer beater of the year? Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. It certainly was one of the two best to come off a deflected pass, though. Of that we're certain.