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Evanston HS buzzer-beating shot goes viral

A Freshman playing on the Evanston Township High School varsity basketball team became the sports sensation of the weekend after his incredible buzzer beater Shot went viral.Not only did the incredible throw across nearly the full length of the court win the game, it was the top play around the country on ESPN SportsCenter.

As time was about to run out and Evanston Township was about to lose to Maine South, Peters grabbed the rebound from a missed free throw and heaved it across the court with one hand, like he was throwing a baseball.

The home crowd went crazy, swarming the court, the Wildkits won 45-44, and Peters became an instant hero.

Evanston coach Mike Ellis said he jokes with his friends that's a play they practice, but the truth, he says is Blake made an amazing shot.

But the big boost in attention came from ESPN SportsCenter, who ranked it the number one play of the day.


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