Matt DeMember hit a shot to remember.
DeMember, a player in a Maryland church basketball league, sank an incredible three-point buzzer beater that has to be seen to be believed.
It happened in the gym at Greenridge Baptist Church, where the eighth grader — with his back to the basket — heaved the ball over his head, and you just have to watch the video to see what happened next. Even the players on the other team were excited.
DeMember, nicknamed “Birdman,” plays center for the Damascus Road Community Church team.
The New York Daily News describes the scene in the gym:
“The crowd was yelling, ‘Shoot! Shoot!’” his mom, Diane DeMember [said]. So he said, ‘Well, I’m going to shoot it.’
” ‘I didn’t have time to turn around, so i just kind of threw it up,’ Matt, 14, added.”
” …’They couldn’t believe that I made it … They said, ‘That’s the most amazing shot I’ve ever seen.’ “
Hypervocal maintains that this play will be something DeMember can take with him for the rest of his life:
” … when he is applying for crappy jobs he doesn’t want to do, when he is jointly filing his taxes, when he is old and gray, he will always have that one shred of happiness to cling to, that time he hit an amazing backwards buzzer-beater in that game at Greenridge Baptist Church.”
DeMember’s team actually lost in the end, “but you would you never know from the response on the video,” his mom said.
Watch Matt Demember’s incredible last-second shot: