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Third-Grader Sinks Amazing Half-Court Shot

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"the hysteria set off by Worthen's bucket was at least as entertaining as the shot itself"

There are half-court shots, and then there are Austin Worthen-type half-court shots.

Worthen is a third-grader who gained major popularity and style points when he heaved a half-court buzzer-beater during a recent tournament game in Oklahoma. With time winding down in the third quarter, Worthen heaved the ball like a shot put and banked it off the backboard for three points. The video has now gone viral, and it's easy to see why once you watch it:

But as if the shot wasn't entertaining enough, Yahoo notes the celebration was equally as impressive:

As is the case with many buzzer-beaters, the hysteria set off by Worthen's bucket was at least as entertaining as the shot itself. The shooter himself went racing around the court in near delirium while his coach exploded on the sideline as if he had just won the lottery himself.

Extended video of the celebration can be seen here.

According to Worthen's father, the shot wasn't really a fluke: he had practiced it almost a thousand times.

By the way, Worthen's team would win the game 25-4.

This story has been updated with additional information.

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