Hoops fan recreates famous March Madness shots (Video)

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If you think back on some of college basketball’s best moments, there’s a pretty good chance they took place in March. With the NCAA tournament underway, one hoops fan decided to recreate some of his favorites.

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Sam Healy went out to a Chicago playground in the pouring rain and had a friend film him mimicking some of the most famous shots in college basketball history and later spliced his own footage in with YouTube clips.

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It’s pretty great.

Most of the usual suspects are there: NCAA buzzer beaters from UConn’s Richard Hamilton and Valparaiso’s Bryce Drew, plus Kemba Walker’s infamous Big East tourney step-back. But a few underrated moments – like Vermont’s T.J. Sorrentine bomb vs. Syracuse and Ali Farokhmanesh’s 3-pointer vs. Kansas – also make appearances.

The video, of course, is capped off with Christian Laettner’s Elite 8 dagger to beat Kentucky.

Healy even nailed Thomas Hill’s famous reaction to Laettner's shot.

Well done.

Healy, 30, told The Washington Post that he had been thinking about creating a video like this for the past five years.

“I think anybody that’s a basketball fan, no matter how old you are, you go out and mimic those shots you remember as a kid,” he said.

Healy, who said it took about 40 minutes to film, had a few gripes with the final product. For one, he regrets not including Drew’s famous belly-flop. He also thought his Kemba impression was a bit weak.

No worries, Sam. There aren’t many who can pull off a step-back like that. That’s why it’s one of college basketball’s greatest shots. 

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