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8th Grade Long Shot Artist Meets Pro Counterpart

Created: 04/08/2014 1:22 PM KAALtv.com

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - A Minnesota eighth-grader who sank two length-of-the-court basketball shots attracted the attention of a Harlem Globetrotter known for his own theatrics.

The La Crosse Tribune says 14-year-old Easton Gamoke of Winona, Minn., sank a game-winning shot from near his own baseline during a youth basketball game in January. And when he later demonstrated the shot for a TV crew, he sank it again.

That drew the attention of Globetrotter Thunder Law, who owns the record for longest basketball shot made - 109 feet, 9 inches.

Law and Gamoke met Monday at the La Crosse YMCA, where Law was hosting a basketball mini-camp. Law says he just had to meet the teen because they both have the same shot.

Gamoke says it was "so cool" to meet Law.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.)

Easton Gamoke meets Globetrotter Thunder Law
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