OKC Thunder Hosts Player Who Made Wrong Way Buzzer Beater
Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti contacted an Oklahoma high school player who scored a wrong-way buzzer-beater for the opposing team to end a state playoff game on Thursday. The Thunder will host the young man during Sunday’s home game against the Boston Celtics.
On Thursday, Hugo (Okla.) High School player Trey Johnson scored the game-winning layup for Millwood H.S., the opposing team, in an Oklahoma boys state basketball tournament game. Needing only to run a few seconds off the clock, Johnson caught the inbound pass and mistakenly thought he was nearer the Millwood basket. However, he was on the Hugo side of the court when he laid the ball in at the buzzer. Instead of clinching the win, Hugo lost 38-37.
Presti wouldn’t divulge what he said to Johnson, but it would figure that the high school junior might be cheered up by getting to meet some of the Thunder players and staff. Might.