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Reporter Covers Story On Blindfolded Basketball Shot, Makes Even Better One

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Reporter Covers Story On Blindfolded Basketball Shot, Makes Even Better One

A reporter who was sent out to cover a story about a high school basketball coach making an incredible blindfolded half-court shot ended up pulling off one of his own. Watch the amazing feat below:

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Basketball coach Joel Branstrom, from Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe, Kansas, hit headlines back in 2010 when his pupils decided to prank him by promising him two tickets to the NCAA basketball tournament if he made a half-court shot blindfolded.

Assuming that he wouldn't make the shot, the students were going to cheer as though he had and make him think he'd won - but Branstrom ended up somehow pulling off the shot

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The clip became so big that Fox local news reporter Rob Low went to the school to report on the story, but while there he himself ended up pulling off an equally magnificent shot.

In the clip, Low can be heard to say: "What was supposed to be a prank on a teacher instead backfired on the students - a blindfolded half-court shot that is now the talk of campus and beyond."

Credit: Fox 4
Credit: Fox 4

As he speaks to the camera, Low lobs the ball over his head without looking - and somehow it makes its way into the net.

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Unaware of what he's done, Low continues to stand in front of the camera until a woman can be heard saying: "Oh my God."

His cameraman then chips in: "Put that in the story, too."

To which Low then asks: "Are you kidding me?" before wondering whether it went in and if it was caught on tape - yes and yes, mate.

As for the original shot by Branstrom... well, let's watch below, shall we?

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Sadly for the coach, his remarkable shot was the unexpected result of a prank, so the pupils didn't actually have any tickets for him.

However, he did end up enjoying a brief period of viral fame after footage was shared online.

Speaking to Kansas.com after the event, student Brad Keepes, who was one of those behind the prank, said: "I never thought it would get this far, but it's just one of those amazing things that happen.

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"Word has spread fast, though, because it's just a great story.

"I think that's why, and it couldn't have happened to a better guy.

"There was not a better person we could have picked to take the shot.

"It was meant to be."

Featured Image Credit: Fox 4

Topics: Viral

Claire Reid
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