Kentucky's James Young Tries to Save the Ball, Scores on His Own Team's Basket

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistNovember 4, 2013

Kentucky Wildcats freshman James Young made a great effort to try to keep the ball from going out of bounds in an exhibition against the University of Montevallo. Unfortunately, the ball found a way into his own team's hoop after he threw it back in play with a no-look, underhanded scoop.  

Check out the wild sequence for yourself:

If this had occurred on the big stage, this play would be on blooper reels for years to come. Lucky for Young, this was just an exhibition. Regardless of the magnitude of this game, though, this was a ridiculous play.

This is not the first time we have seen something like this happen. Isiah "J.R." Rider hit a similar shot while with the Minnesota Timberwolves back in December of 1994:

Hat tip to The Big Lead for the find.