New Rochelle’s Khalil Edney pulled off what will likely go down as the most improbable buzzer-beater ever.
New Rochelle (NY) High School was playing in the Section 1 Class AA championship game against Mount Vernon (NY) at the County Center in White Plains Sunday. Mount Vernon was up 60-58 with 2.9 seconds and thought they had the game all wrapped up after they stole an inbounds pass that went to half court. The only problem is the player who intercepted the pass celebrated prematurely. He threw the ball up thinking the game was over, but it landed in Edney’s hands with less than a second left. Edney quickly launched the ball over half the length of the court, and it went in.
Referees reviewed the play and determined that Edney, a senior forward, released the ball with 0.1 seconds remaining on the clock, meaning the basket counted.
“It’s a great feeling. To win sections in both sports … it’s unheard of,” Edney, who also quarterback the school’s football team, told LoHud.com’s Josh Thomson. “It can’t get any better than this.”
Edney was living it up after the game. He was retweeting almost everything sent about him, and he sent this message:
Tht shot was butter
— KHALIL EDNEY(@KhaliledneyPop) March 3, 2013
I guess there’s something about players with the last name Edney and last-second magic in basketball games.
Here’s another look that shows the ball out of Edney’s fingers with 0.1 seconds left: