Watch: 7th grader wins game with full-court shot

By David Edwards
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 13:57 EDT
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Otsego Junior High School basketball player Logan Hillesheim
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Logan Hillesheim is only in the seventh grade and he may have already hit the biggest shot of his life.

With only two seconds to go, Otsego Junior High School was trailing Fostoria Junior High School by just one point. After a Fostoria player missed his free throw, Hillesheim got the rebound and launched a full-court shot.

“Am I gonna make it?” the Ohio teen later recalled thinking to himself. “Am I gonna be the hero or the villian? I believed in myself, I attempted it and I made it.”

“The whole crowd was going crazy; my dad rushed the court and hugged me. It was an amazing feeling.”

Otsego basketball coach Gina Caris told WTOL that she had tried to call a timeout right as Hillesheim tossed up the prayer. She’s now glad the referees were watching the game instead of her.

Watch this video from WTOL, broadcast Feb. 14, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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