Student with Down syndrome nails half-court buzzer beater in basketball game


ENGLEWOOD, CO (CBS4)  — Video of a half-court shot from a high school basketball game Friday night went viral this weekend. The video shows Cherry Creek High School junior Andrew Regan launching a 3rd quarter buzzer-beater from half court — and he makes it.

“That was surreal, when I said surreal, it felt like amazing to me.”

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Andrew Regan is still trying to process the events of Friday night.

“It all happened so quickly, he just stopped, launched and it was all net and the crowd went crazy,” said Andrew’s mom Paula who was at the game

“What was fun was watching the reaction of the other kids on the bench. They all got up, the coaches were jumping around.”

To the casual viewer, the shot may seem like a moment of good luck. Andrew’s best friend Ben says luck had nothing to do with it.

“He’s making that shot every day at Lifetime (Fitness), I was just waiting for it in a game.”

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