Gordon State freshman makes ‘Hail Mary’ shot

If you’ve watched basketball, you’ve seen it hundreds of times. With just seconds on the clock, a player slings the ball as hard as possible across the court. Most of the “Hail Mary” shots don’t stand a chance.

Gordon State College freshman Xavier Habersham planned to do the same thing Monday night when he got an inbound pass with .7 seconds on the clock before halftime vs. Georgia Perimeter College.

Only he swished it.

“I was really shocked when it went in. Really shocked,” Habersham told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I know I just didn’t make this shot.”

But he did.

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“I just threw it like a quarterback would throw a football,” Habersham said.

Habersham played football in middle school, but focused only on basketball while at East Laurens High School in Dublin, he said. The shooting guard says he hopes to one day transfer to a Division I team.

Until then, Habersham said he still can’t believe he made a shot all the way from the other team’s free-throw line. Thankfully, camera operator

Jordan Dunbar caught the shot, so he’s been able to watch it again. Watch it here.

The only thing that could’ve made it better? If his team had won.

Georgia Perimeter topped Gordon State, 70-68.

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