Watch a high school freshman from Evanston Township High School in Chicago sink an unbelievable buzzer beater with less than three seconds left on the clock!
A video featuring a freshman at Evanston Township High School in Chicago spread like wildfire on social media after he made an unbelievable 80-foot buzzer beater shot on Friday.
The freshman in question, 15-year-old Blake Peters became a overnight sensation after draining the 80-foot buzzer beater during a basketball match against Maine South.
Blake’s shot was also highlighted as the ‘Play of the Day’ on ESPN’s SportsCenter.
According to CBS Chicago, in the clip you can see, near the end of the game, Blake pulled down a rebound with 2.6 seconds left after Maine South’s Michael George missed a free throw, took a few steps and heaved the ball through the net at the other end of the court.
This led to Evanston Township High School’s (ETHS) 45-44 victory.
At a news conference on Monday, Blake said he had watched the video hundreds of times.
“I still haven’t gotten over it,” he said. “I haven’t slept for three nights.”
ETHS athletic director Chris Livatino said, he doesn’t think something like this will ever happen again while he’s still there.
“To come away with a victory is awesome, but to do it in that fashion, it’s never going to happen again in the time that I’m serving as athletic director here, I don’t think. So it’s just something you want to capture that moment, and hopefully handle it the right way.”
“He’s really quite a young man,” Livatino said further. “Just a freshman but carries himself like a collegiate athlete, to be quite honest. He’s humble. He’s team-centered. He’s thanking his teammates, and what a great experience it is to be playing with all of them. He’s just a really nice kid. It’s fun to celebrate the success of a team, and that’s really how we’re trying to frame it, and that’s how Blake wants to frame it.”
The video has already clocked in millions of views. Watch Blake’s amazing 80-foot buzzer beater shot down here:
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