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Found January 11, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:

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Maryland freshman Matt DeMember hit a ridiculous shot for his church league team last Saturday. With time running out, Matt, 14, launched an over-the-head 3-pointer and sunk it, nothing but net. Even the kids on the other team put their hands up in celebration. And just like that an overnight YouTube sensation was born. 

The New York Daily News caught up with Matt and his family to talk about the now incredible overhead heave:

"The crowd was yelling, 'Shoot! Shoot!'" his mom, Diane DeMember, told the Daily News. "So he said, 'Well, I'm going to shoot it."

"I didn't have time to turn around, so I just kind of threw it up," Matt, 14, added. 

"They couldn't believe that I made it," Matt said of his opponents. "They said, 'That's the most amazing shot I've ever seen.'"

"He's kind of the master of this stuff. He's always winning little contests, like, if you can make a shot from half court you get five bucks or a Starbucks card," Diane DeMember said.

One thing did get lost in all the hoopla: "Our team actually lost the game," Diane DeMember said. "But you would you never know from the response on the video."

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