Rockford sophomore’s game-winner makes ESPN SportsCenter’s High 10 Performs of the Day

Rockford sophomore Andrew Landis had bother sleeping Tuesday evening.

Who may blame him? It’s not each evening your game-winning shot makes ESPN’s SportsCenter’s High 10 Performs of the Day.

Landis buried a halfcourt shot as time expired in extra time, giving Rockford a 54-51 victory over Grand Rapids Union at house. ESPN ranked Landis’ buzzer beater No. 2 general.

“I used to be attempting to fall asleep final evening, however the adrenalin was pumping,” Landis stated. “So I checked my telephone in the midst of the evening, and other people on Instagram and Snap Chat have been saying ‘You’re on SportsCenter.’ I noticed it on video after which I watched it on ESPN after I bought up within the morning.

“Everybody needs to be on SportsCenter’s High 10. That’s when it hit me.”

Take a look at the profitable basket within the video supplied by Amanda Currie:

Landis made nationwide tv simply three video games into his varsity profession. He performed on Rockford’s junior varsity crew final yr as a freshman. The Rams have been pondering extra time moments earlier than Landis’ game-winner as a result of Union had possession when motion resumed with 7.6 seconds left after a timeout.

However Rockford’s protection got here up with a heads-up play and Landis capitalized.

“What makes this one much more unbelievable is that we have been on protection,” Rams coach Kyle Clough stated. “We bought a tip and a steal. In our timeout, in our dialog as a crew we have been simply speaking about getting a cease and getting it to double extra time. Colin Williams, our senior guard, made a fantastic play. He bought a tip on the ball. Andrew simply used his instincts, grabbed it and threw it up.”

Rockford college students rushed the courtroom as quickly because the ball fell by the online and the buzzer sounded. It was at that time that Landis obtained some useful recommendation from senior Jack Lamancusa – run.

“I simply chucked it up there, prayed and it went in,” Landis stated. “It was loopy. I simply bought it off in time. It needed to be about .01 seconds left, it was actually shut, after which I heard the buzzer. It’s like everybody’s childhood dream to make the profitable shot in entrance of the hometown crowd and have everybody stormed the courtroom.

“The humorous half is that our senior guard Jack Lamancusa was operating with me, telling me simply to run so I didn’t get into the mosh pit. That’s why we went into the hallway to the cafeteria. You possibly can see me make the shot, after which I took a few steps in direction of the coed part, and I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s not a good suggestion,’ and I ran the opposite approach. We bought to the cafeteria the place it calmed down and I bought to speak to lots of people, which was nice.”

The win improved Rockford’s document to 3-0. Whereas Rockford celebrated, Union coach Brandoen Guyton stated the end may function a useful studying expertise for his squad.

SportsCenter incorrectly reported that Rockford beat South Christian in its Performs of the Day section.

“It’s a heartbreaker if it ends our season,” Guyton stated. “It’s a tough lesson early on within the season.

“It was a fantastic sport and Rockford performed nice. It was probably the most enjoyable video games I’ve been part of. Sadly, one crew needed to lose. I assumed we have been going to get them on the buzzer, however they occurred to get a chance to get us on the buzzer. It wasn’t the everyday buzzer beater. I didn’t even see the shot. That’s how fast it was.”