Cheerleader nails half-court shot after flip

Published On February 22, 2013 | By Meghan Riggs

Cheerleader Ashlee Arnau usually spends her time on the basketball court raising the spirit of the crowd. On Thursday night, she raised the roof at William Carey University in Hattisburg, Miss., by performing a front-flip half-court shot at the men’s basketball game.

The ball was placed on the floor at midcourt. Arnau approached it with a running star, did a front-flip, grabbing the ball while she was upside down, and then launching it toward the basket while her legs swung forward.

The ball went through the hoop, and the crowd went wild.

According to The AP, the 21-year-old student had spent months trying to make the halftime shot during home basketball games, but this was the first time she succeeded. As luck would have it, Arnau completed the amazing feat during the last home game of the season, nailing it on her fifth attempt of the night.

In addition to being a cheerleader, Arnau is also a varsity athlete. The AP also reported that the junior plays soccer and runs track for William Carey. In fact, Arnau said the move was adapted from the fancy throw-in that soccer players employ.

Check out what might be the best half-court shot ever in the video below and let us know what you think!


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Meghan is a junior at Boston University majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in communications. She has been an athlete her whole life and is a member of the Women’s Ice Hockey team at BU. She is also a member of BUTV10’s sports talk show, Off Sides.