Arkansas fraternity ‘trick shot’ goes viral

Either a University of Arkansas Phi Delta Theta member made one of the most incredible trick basketball shots of all time, or someone at the UA is really good at video special effects.

A video posted by YouTube user Nick Battisto was uploaded on Sept. 25 that features a group of college-aged dudes standing around what appears to be the Phi Delt house at the UA while one of them throws a basketball at a roof. The basketball bounces three times on two angles of the roof, once on the ground, and then falls perfectly through a waiting basketball hoop set up on the pavement. It ends with all the frat guys celebrating like crazy.

Anyway, the video has been viewed over 100,000 times since it was uploaded less than a week ago, and while it may or may not be legit, we thought it was worth watching.

We’re working to get in touch with Battisto. If we do, we’ll let you know.

Update: We heard back from Battisto, and here’s what he had to say about capturing the incredible shot.

Who is taking the shot in the video?
The one that actually took the shot was my buddy Cody Sanders who is a senior. All credit goes to him

How long had you guys been working on that? Ever made the shot before?
Recently one of our members brought his basketball goal from home. That instantly ignited numerous games of H.O.R.S.E. And kids reliving their high school glory days. About one week after we got the basketball ball goal a few of us were outside shooting hoops after dinner time. We made some other “trix” shots so people started to get more creative. Cody came back down from campus returning from a lab, so he decided that he wanted a shot. He started to try a shot that bounced off the roof and it took off from there.

Had you been filming for a long time, or did you just happen to turn on the camera? Was he getting close?
On his about second attempt he rimmed out so we knew he could make it. That’s when we started filming.

Has anyone been able to recreate the shot since?
No one has tried it since.

Has anything interesting happened as a result of the youtube video (other than it taking off, and getting over 100,000 views?)
Seeing it all over the internet was pretty cool. Ronnie Brewer on Twitter said that it was a nice shot. Didn’t see that one coming.

I can promise you this shot is 100% real. My good friend Cody drained the shot, and it’s a shot I’ll never forget.