Jordan Snipes ’07 Finds More Than 15 Minutes of YouTube Fame
A Los Angeles Times article about viral sports videos highlighted a clip of Jordan Snipes ’07 making a last-second, full-court shot to win a basketball game for the Quakers.
Jordan snagged a missed free throw by a Randolph-Macon player and sank the shot with 0.6 of a second left in the 2005 game. A 38-second YouTube video of the heave has more than 10.7 million views.
“I didn’t see the video until a couple of weeks later when a friend told me about it,” Jordan, who lives in Greensboro, told the newspaper. “I still get calls and stuff from people who say, ‘I saw you.’ Or I’ll meet someone and they’ll say, ‘You’re the YouTube guy.’
“All I can think is ‘Wow.’ I mean, I guess it was a big deal. But that was in 2005. That was a long time ago.”
Jordan, 28, has had knee surgery and lost his shooting touch, according to the story. “I couldn’t make a free throw now,” he said.
But video of his 2005 shot will be around forever. “I’ll be able to show my grandkids,” he said. “That’s kind of cool.”