A Michigan high school team and their fans will be watching re-runs of this for years to come, and with good reason. The Hudsonville High School boys basketball executed and finished the near exact replica of the famous Grant Hill to Christian Laettner buzzer beater in the 1992 NCAA Tournament. The high school winner forced overtime in a Class A regional semifinal playoff game against Forest Hills. Feel free to compare the two buzzer-beaters below and you may get a bit freaked out.
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With 1.5 seconds remaining in the game, Hudsonville trailed, 54-52, inbounding the ball from under their own basket (please note that the scoreboard on the video above featuring a 54-54 score was incorrect). With few other options, Hudsonville designed a play to get the ball down in a reasonable shooting position by the only means possible: A Hail Mary of a downcourt pass.
The prep hoopster pulling the trigger on that pass was Brent Hibbits. Incredibly, just like Hill before him, Hibbits’ pass landed right in the hands of his designated teammate, Cody Stuive.
Right on cue, like Laettner did, Stuive swiveled, put up a turnaround and drilled a jumper, tying the game and sending it into extra time. And after that comeback, there was no way that Hudsonville was going to let a win slip away, with the Eagles emerging from the overtime period with a 64-60 win.
The Hill/Laettner Game Winner in 1992