7th grader wins $10,000 basketball court shooting challenge
The shot of a life of a seventh-grade boy at a recent high school basketball game drove fans crazy for a big reason.
After a tense 25 seconds, JJ Frank won $10,000 after making a layup, free throw, three-pointer and half-court shot at Bishop Ryan Catholic School in Minot, ND. North, Fox News reported Friday.
Video footage show the young man dribbled and shot the ball several times, getting it into the basket with each throw.
As he ran down the field and then turned for the final shot, many members of the tense crowd stood up to cheer him on with applause. As the final shot streaked across the net, the crowd shouted, throwing their hands in the air in celebration of the thrilling moment:
North Dakota 7th grader shoots half court to win $10,000https://t.co/XzUH3faDRd pic.twitter.com/H4mAzKCXAZ
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Many people rushed onto the pitch to surround Frank as they jumped for joy.
“You only get one chance, so if you miss, you miss,” the youngster said, adding, “I was thinking, ‘I’m probably not going to make it, but I just have to try and try and hope. that he will enter.
A photo shows a smiling Frank holding the advertisement for the Gatorade Half-Time Shootout sponsored by Northern Bottling Minot:
Big shout out to JJ Franks who won the Northern Bottling/Gatorade Halftime Shootout in tonight’s game and walked away with $10,000! This young man knows how to shoot!
Posted by KHRT 1320 AM / 106.9 FM, Minot, ND on Friday, January 27, 2023
Meanwhile, social media users who watched the clip also shared their excitement, one person in writing“It would have been great to be in that gym, no one there will ever forget.”
“He will remember this day for the rest of his life. I love things like that”, someone else commentedwhile another said, “Unreal !! The kid felt it!”
His mother said the first three shots highlighted his talent: “But the last shot, really, I think was maybe more of a gift from God than a natural talent.”
Frank, who is a member of his school’s college team, plans to save money to help pay for his education.