FULL-COURT SHOT: 13-year-old swishes a 2nd time - KMSP-TV

FULL-COURT SHOT: 13-year-old swishes a 2nd time

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WINONA, Minn. (KMSP) -

With the shots he's able to sink on the basketball court, Easton Gamoke may soon have scouts lining the block even though he's only in 8th grade at Winona Middle School.

The impressive basket Gamoke was able to score in Sunday's tournament game has taken on a life of its own in his Minnesota community, but it's also caught the eyes of many sports fans on social media.

It seems middle school basketball can do a lot for a student athlete.

"All girls love basketball players," Austin Weatherhead quipped.

It also seems that making it to the winter tournament in Holmen, Wis., can take a person's popularity to a whole new level.

"Everybody knows who we are and everything," Gamoke said.

The Winona Running Rebels were one of the top 32 teams in Wisconsin and Minnesota that made it to the tournament game, and it was a nail-biter. With seconds left on the clock and the score at a tie, it came down to Gamoke's final shot.

"It didn't look like it was going in at first, but then it started curving," he remembered.

To Gamoke, the miracle heave that nearly covered the entire length of the court still feels like a dream -- especially after his teammates jumped off the bench and swarmed him in hugs.

"To win a game like that, one in a million," said Stephanie Simmons, the parent who randomly captured the winning moment.

The video of his athletic feat has now been viewed more than 17,000 times and counting. His head coach, teammate and even Fox 9 News reporter Jonathan Choe tried to recreate the moment -- but failed. Yet, when Gamoke was asked to defy the odds. On his first try, he did it again.

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