Georgetown Basketball Player Attempts to Block Shot by Throwing Her Shoe

Kenny DorsetDirector of Social MediaNovember 13, 2013


Georgetown forward Shayla Cooper threw her shoe in an attempt to block a three-pointer from a Richmond player in a game on Friday. 

In case you were wondering, no, you cannot do that. Here's an explanation from the Associated Press

"Even with increase in fouls, not everything has been caught. In the Georgetown-Richmond women's game Friday, freshman Shayla Cooper lost her shoe early in the second half and tried to block a Spiders' 3-pointer by throwing her sneaker at the ball. She missed and so did the officials, who didn't call a foul on the play. Or even a 'soletending' violation.

" 'Picking up a shoe and throwing it is not a rule in the rule book,' [NCAA women's basketball secretary-rules editor Debbie] Williamson said laughing. 'It's an unsporting act as there's no rule for throwing equipment. It should have been an unsportsmanlike foul.' "

Thanks to Dan Steinberg of The Washington Post for sharing.