Tis the week for impossible basketball shots eh? Move over Armand Skele, you have company…
A Frederick teen has become an Internet and ESPN sensation after hitting a half-court basketball shot while doing a front flip.
Maciah Thomas’ shot was featured on ESPN Sportscenter Tuesday and has been viewed tens of thousands of times on YouTube.
The 15-year-old St. John’s Catholic Prep student says he became interested in parkour, a sport that involves running, jumps, flips, and tackling obstacles like people and walls, about a year ago.
A few weeks ago, he was in a weight lifting class at school and decided to combine his parkour skills with basketball.
“I just said, ‘I should try a front flip basketball shot half court,’” he told ABC7. “And it just went in.”
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