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Can this first grader make a free throw to give his entire school a day off? (video)

Feb 7, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT

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It happened at Mater Dei School in Bethesda, MD, where the headmaster gave three students a chance to give the entire school the day off on the Monday following the Super Bowl: if they could hit a basketball shot. A seventh- and an eighth-grader took shots from the 3-point line, and both missed. For the final shot, a first-grader was chosen, and he had to make a free throw.

That first grader was named Blake Harper, and he is now a hero.

Since first graders are, like, seven years old, a regulation free throw is no easy task. This kid was clutch, and probably powered the Ravens to victory.

  1. jimguida - Feb 7, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    And the Internet has a new hero! I love how the crowd instantly surrounds the kid. Heaven forbid had he missed!

  2. marklar1025 - Feb 9, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    YES YES YES!