Cheerleader Sinks Basketball Goal with Half Court Handspring Shot

cheerleader sinks basketball goal with half court handspring shot

Here’s a basketball trick shot you’ve probably never seen, and it’s not even made by a basketball player. In fact, this trick shot was made by one of the young ladies on the cheerleading team. This video is from halftime of a William Carey University basketball game. William Carey is a private Christian liberal arts college in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

During halftime of one of the William Carey Crusaders’ home games, cheerleader Ashley Arnau lines up a basketball at half court. She then takes her position facing half court from the head of the three-point line. She gets a running start to half court, does a front handspring as she approaches the basketball, somehow gets her hands on the ball as she flips forward, and then launches the ball from half court to the opposite basket. Yes, she manages to make this crazy shot.

I’ve watched this video several times, and I can’t figure out how Arnau transitions from balancing her body weight on her front hands to grabbing a hold of the basketball. At first glance, it looks like her hands land before the ball, but that can’t be right. She has to have either put her hands on the ball before she starts the handspring part of the move, or her hands are outside of ball and she pulls them in to grab the ball as she enters the “spring” part of the handspring. Either way, this may be the best basketball trick shot of 2014, and we’re not even a week into February. ESPN posted the video online less than a week ago, and it’s already had 1.8 million views. Watch this epic basketball trick shot in the video below. If you like the video, ‘Share’ it. Also checkout these trick slam dunks off a trampoline. You can be forgiven if you’re surprised at how good some of the dunks look.