A player at Ardsley (NY) High School just hit one of the most incredible buzzer-beaters you will ever, ever see.
With 2.4 seconds remaining in the Section 1 Class A championship, Ardsley trailed Tappan Zee by two points, with Tappan Zee in possession under its own basket. Apparently looking to advance the ball as far as he could, a Tappan Zee player chucked the inbound pass well past the mid-court line, right into the arms of Ardsley senior Julian McGarvey. McGarvey collected the ball, took a dribble (we promise) and fired a shot back the other way.
Just like that, Ardsley won 52-51 in a truly unbelievable finish.
HOLY CRAP! Ardsley wins on a miracle at buzzer. Julian McGarvey! pic.twitter.com/O4s8fyFdAP
— Kevin Devaney Jr. (@KDJmedia1) March 3, 2018
Remember, this was not some random game. It was the state championship. That kid just won the state title on a three-quarters-court buzzer-beater off a steal.
Now, we can hear you watching that video and yelling that McGarvey traveled, but another view of the shot shows the he took a dribble, meaning that even if it was technically a walk, it wasn’t an egregious one.
McGarvey at the buzzer!!!! Ardsley wins 52-51. pic.twitter.com/EYlEUMXuic
— Varsity Insider (@lohudinsider) March 3, 2018
Pretty freaking incredible.
McGarvey told local broadcaster Kevin Devaney Jr that the shot was “the greatest moment of my life,” and it is sure hard to blame him.