Conley Is A Champion


We're pretty lean on sports competitions right now so ESPN and the NBA put together a HORSE shooting competition this week and when all was said and done, former Buckeye Mike Conley of the Utah Jazz emerged as the champion.

After defeating WNBA Hall Of Famer Tamika Catchings in Sunday's quarterfinals, Conley on Thursday knocked off former NBA star Chauncey Billups in the semifinals and then Zach Levine of the Chicago Bulls in the finals. Shooting from his home gym in Columbus, Conley used an impressive array of shots to come out on top. A natural left-hander, Conley is adept at shooting with his right hand and took advantage throughout the competition with off-hand shots. He also had a variety of trick shots, such as spinning the ball on his finger, and then punching it off the backboard and in, as well as a scoop lay-up from behind the backboard. The latter, in fact, was the shot that ultimately eliminated Levine and earned Conley the championship. If you missed it, you can see it all in just five minutes, as Conley's final round battle with Levine is posted below. Also posted are some of the best shots of the two day competition.