Cheerleader drains acrobatic half-court shot
by Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
In this unpredictable college basketball season we’ve seen half-court buzzer-beaters made by star players, half-court shots worth $18,000 made by students before, and we’ve even seen a coach drill a half-courter.
Now, the unthinkable happened.
During halftime of William Carey’s NAIA hoops game against Auburn Montgomery on Thursday night a cheerleader made a half-court shot in epic, acrobatic fashion.
The William Carey cheerleader, Ashlee Arnau, first picked up the ball as she was doing a forward handspring and then preceded to launch an overhead heave close to 50 feet away from the rim to completely drain the half-court shot. No bank was open. Nothing but net.
Apparently, Arnau has been practicing the shot since Christmas and finally made it.
The half-court trick shot was not only impressive because it was mid-flip, but also because of the arm strength to launch an over-the-head half-courter. As it turns out, Arnau is on the William Carey soccer team as well. Not a bad way to combine two skill sets.