Khalil Edney unleashed what will be one of the plays of the year with his buzzer-beater as New Rochelle beat Mount Vernon in the New York Section 1 Class AA Boys Basketball Championship.
It was one of the most improbable shots you will ever see.
New Rochelle was inbounding the ball under its own basket with 2.9 seconds left, down 60-58. Edney played the inbound and tried to heave the ball as close to the hoop as possible. The pass was tipped near half court and grabbed by a Mount Vernon player.
Rather than simply holding the ball for a few seconds, the player lofted the ball up in the air a bit in what looked to be either a pass to a teammate or a weak attempt at wasting the remaining seconds. Edney snatched the pass and sent up a right-handed prayer that hit nothing but net as time expired.
The shot was a bit reminiscent of when Toronto Raptors guard Morris Peterson hit a game-tying three at the buzzer after Michael Ruffin of the Washington Wizards just threw the ball up in the air despite there being a few seconds left on the clock.
Edney's was arguably much more difficult considering he launched his from past half court and his actually won the game, 61-60, rather than sending it into overtime.
The immediate aftermath was a bit entertaining as well; both Mount Vernon and New Rochelle celebrated thinking the shot either did or didn't count, depending on their perspective. The referees talked it over and awarded the points to Edney, giving the game and state title to New Rochelle.