March Madness has arrived, right on schedule.
A ridiculous sequence in a New York high school title game has delivered the MOABB (Mother of All Buzzer Beaters), even in a hoops season already stuffed full of them.
Quick personal aside: I'd recently begun to tire of these tremendous shots; great as they are, their familiar set-up and conclusion had begun to take on the "That's great, but we've seen it all" appreciative sameness of the slam dunk contest.
BUT THEN KHALIL EDNEY HAPPENED.
His New Rochelle team had already trimmed a 10-point deficit with three minutes left, to a two-point margin with 2.9 seconds remaining in the Section 1 Class AA championship game. Edney threw the ball in-bounds from under the opposing hoop, but the comeback seemed doomed when it was picked off at mid-court by an opponent.
To kill the clock, the Mount Vernon player flipped the ball in the air and prepared to celebrate... Which is when Edney, racing up court, snatched the ball on its descent and in the same motion heaved it more than 50-feet with 0.1 left on the clock.
Spoiler alert: Nothing but net.
Ridiculous. Follow the incredible bouncing ball:
Not only the best buzzer beater we've seen all year, but perhaps more improbably, it may actually even be the best buzzer beater ever by an Edney:
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