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8th Grade Long Shot Artist Meets Pro Counterpart

Posted at: 04/08/2014 1:22 PM

Easton Gamoke meets Globetrotter Thunder Law
Easton Gamoke meets Globetrotter Thunder Law
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LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - A Minnesota eighth-grader who sank two length-of-the-court basketball shots attracted the attention of a Harlem Globetrotter known for his own theatrics.

The La Crosse Tribune says 14-year-old Easton Gamoke of Winona, Minn., sank a game-winning shot from near his own baseline during a youth basketball game in January. And when he later demonstrated the shot for a TV crew, he sank it again.

That drew the attention of Globetrotter Thunder Law, who owns the record for longest basketball shot made - 109 feet, 9 inches.

Law and Gamoke met Monday at the La Crosse YMCA, where Law was hosting a basketball mini-camp. Law says he just had to meet the teen because they both have the same shot.

Gamoke says it was "so cool" to meet Law.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.)