Sometimes you just have to see something to believe it. And it is a good thing there's video of this Mississippi university cheerleader making possibly the basketball shot of the year, and from half-court, no less. And yes, it was a cheerleader, not a basketball player. Why is it so unbelievable? Because nobody would believe she made it -- no matter how many witnesses she had -- by doing a forward flip and then launching the ball from half-court...
But that is exactly what she did, and the video of the amazing feat, which was ESPN's No. 1 shot of the week on Sportscenter Friday (Feb. 22), has gone viral.
William Carey University junior Ashlee Arnau, a cheerleader that, according to HLN, had tried to make the shot throughout the basketball season, was attempting the shot one more time at halftime at William Carey's last home game of the year. After a couple of hesitation steps, she started her approach, went into a single forward flip and came up with the ball in her hands.
Arnau's shot arced through the air and into the hoop.
The spectators lining the court went wild.
Arnau, being the cheerleader she is, jumped up and down in excitement. But, then, who wouldn't?
The night ended up a very good one for Arnau. Not only did she make a shot that will go down in basketball history, but her school, William Carey, triumphed in the basketball game. Videos of the half-court flip shot would go viral on YouTube.
She would later post to Twitter that she got top billing on ESPN's Sportscenter Top 10.
All very much worth cheering for...
There are a few videos of the halftime shot from different angles. One particular video of the acrobatic shot has been viewed over 4 million times to date.