The University of North Carolina has seen some incredible athletes on its campus, from Michael Jordan to Julius Peppers.
It’s time to add Leah Church to that list.
Church went viral after she posted a video shooting the basketball with her back to the basket. In the video, she nails three shots in a row.
Stay ready. 😆 pic.twitter.com/UskeryVK5E
— Leah Church (@leah_church3) August 11, 2019
It’s an impressive feat shooting from that distance normally, but Church added an extra layer of difficulty by turning around.
As expected, it did not take long for her trick shot video to go viral.
She's draining buckets backwards 💧
— espnW (@espnW) August 11, 2019
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 11, 2019
She’s automatic with it 🤯
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 11, 2019
— UNC Tar Heels (@GoHeels) August 12, 2019
Courtney Banghart – Church’s new coach at UNC – weighed in on social media as well.
👀 👇👣🏀 !! https://t.co/bPo5zsu2HM
— Courtney Banghart (@CoachBanghart) August 11, 2019
It’s unclear if Banghart intends to incorporate Church’s backwards shooting into the Tar Heels’ game plan this year. Last year, Church scored a season-high 20 points against Georgia Tech and hit a critical 3-pointer that helped UNC upset then-No. 1 Notre Dame in Carmichael Arena.
UNC mascot Rameses also challenged Church to a game of H.O.R.S.E.
— Rameses 🐑 (@Rameses_UNC) August 12, 2019
Odds have not yet been released for the H.O.R.S.E. matchup between Rameses and Church, but we’re going to bet on the latter here.