An Illinois eighth-grader says he simply fell to the ground “in disbelief” after hitting a buzzer almost across the court to win a basketball game for his team this week.
Milton Pope Elementary’s Cooper Thorson is the star of a viral video showing the impressive shot he made Tuesday against rival Marseilles Elementary School.
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“I just tossed it to the side and it somehow managed to find its way into the rim and it was a perfect snap and I just had no thoughts of making it and when I did make it I just dropped to the ground in disbelief,” Thorson said. he told WFLD.
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Milton Pope’s eighth grade boys’ basketball team defeated Marseilles 34-32 after Thorson’s impressive basket sent the crowd into a frenzy in the gym.
The team trailed their rival 23-13 at halftime.
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“The combination of how he shot, being a game winner, being that far… I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like that before,” said Milton Pope assistant basketball coach Dakota Jones, who first shared the images on Twitter – he told WFLD.
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As of Thursday, Thorson’s buzzer had been viewed more than 125,000 times on the social media website.