CHICAGO, Ill. – Bradley junior guard Walt Lemon Jr.’s running, banked 3-pointer to beat Missouri State Jan. 19 has been nominated for the GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced today.
Each week for eight weeks, four incredible college basketball plays will be nominated as the GEICO Play of the Year. Each week’s winner will be determined by fan voting through the official Facebook page (facebook.com/BestofCollegeBasketball). The eight finalists will compete in a week-long competition to determine the GEICO Play of the Year and the winner will be announced during the GEICO Best of College Basketball special, which will air April 6 on CBS.
In addition to recognizing the season’s top plays, the one-hour CBS special will relive the season’s greatest moments, players and traditions. The show reviews the GEICO Best of 2013 Basketball Tour, an interactive fan experience that visits 10 marquee games throughout the basketball season.
Tied at 66 with Missouri State, Bradley’s Lemon drove the length of the court before launching a deep 3-pointer off one foot just before the buzzer sounded. The shot banked-in sending the crowd and Lemon’s teammates into hysterics. It was Bradley’s second straight 69-66 win. To watch this play on YouTube, visit: http://bit.ly/YzXwu2.
Lemon’s buzzer-beater is competing against three other plays from week three, high-flying alley-oop by UCONN’s Ryan Boatright, a deep game-tying stunner by Ole Miss’ Marshall Henderson and a game-winning step-back 3-pointer by Siena’s Rakeem Brookins.
To watch or support Lemon or any of the other highlight plays, visit www.facebook.com/BestofCollegeBasketball. F ans can also share their vote with Facebook friends. Week three voting opened today and ends Monday, Feb. 4, at 11:59 A.M. ET.
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