Half-court shots have become a trendy basketball challenge for professional, collegiate and even amateur players.
Draining just one half-court shot is rare – the odds of doing so is apparently 1-in-100, according to ESPN. If the odds for making just one half-court shot are that low, imagine the odds of five different players making five half-court shots in a row.
That’s seemingly impossible. But don’t tell that to the South Dakota State women’s basketball team. During a practice earlier this week, five different players for the Jackrabbits made five-straight half-court shots. Yes, you heard that right.
Luckily, South Dakota State caught the unreal feat on video. Since the video’s release, the incredible half-court sequence has gone viral, capturing the attention of basketball fans everywhere. Check out SDSU’s five straight half-court shots in the video below:
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— Jackrabbit WBB (@GoJacksWBB) February 21, 2020
Unreal. The chances of this same exact scenario being repeated has to be awfully low.
The half-court shot still remains one of the more exciting aspects of basketball. There’s a good chance plenty of hoops fans will now be taking the court, trying to one-up South Dakota State women’s basketball’s rare half-court shot sequence.
As for the Jackrabbits, they’re hoping that basketball magic continues in a big-time rivalry game against South Dakota on Saturday.