(Updated 10 a.m. Monday)
You might recall the basketball trick shot that Mark Richt made last month, garnering more than 36,000 views on YouTube. It was a nifty enough shot: a one-handed, no-look, backward free throw.
Now, Mark Fox has topped that effort, making ESPN SportsCenter’s “Top 10″ plays-of-the-day Saturday with a trick shot of his own.
Here’s the back story. Connor Nolte, a Georgia basketball walk-on who is sitting out this season after transferring from Furman, has a blog called passersremorse.com. He records trick shots and posts one on his blog on the day of each game. Richt’s was featured last month.
Saturday’s featured shot was Fox making what Nolte called “quite possibly the hardest game day trick shot yet”: Shooting from the stands behind the basket at Stegeman Coliseum, Georgia’s basketball coach bounced the ball off the top of the shot clock and through the net.
He made the shot twice. “Back-to-back jack,” he said.
The folks at ESPN got word of this,