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Tag: Shot


VIDEO: Jordan Chatman’s full-court 3-pointer

If you followed the high school basketball state tournaments last week, you’ve probably heard about Union High guard Jordan Chatman’s full-court, buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the Class 4A state semifinals.

Watch the video. Be amazed. Watch it again.

Kudos to the cameraperson for following the shot.

There’s no fancy, trick editing. Not like this LeBron James Gatorade commercial.

I saw the shot. It really happened.

As amazing as the 86-footer was — a few media types measured it — it could have been much more.

The one-in-a-million shot could have sent the semifinal into overtime.
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Class 4A boys: No. 2 Central Valley 52, Union 51

The Bears’ withstood Jordan Chatman’s 29 points and miraculous full-court 3-pointer and escaped with the semifinal victory.

Central Valley (22-3) will play for the state finals for the first time since its lost the 4A title game to Franklin in 2006.

“This was the goal from the beginning,” said guard Gaven Deyarmin, who led the Bears with 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds. “Get to the finals”

Central Valley’s win was overshadowed by Chatman’s one-in-a-million shot at the end of the game.

After Deyarmin missed a free throw with a half second left the ball dropped into Chatman’s hands

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