Friday, March 21, 2008

Drake's Emmenecker: Student first

Drake senior Adam Emmenecker has a 3.98 grade-point average (which probably means he got one A-minus somewhere along the way), will receive four degrees when he graduates, has already accepted a job at Principal Financial Group and is the Missouri Valley Conference's player of the year and tournament MVP.

With all that going for him, maybe that's why he thought a wild-looking shot he attempted near the end of the first half against Western Kentucky in Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum would go in.

With the clock winding down, Emmenecker drove to the left side of the basket, where he found three Hilltoppers waiting to block his shot.

Emmenecker flipped the ball over his shoulder and...

It missed everything, flying straight over the backboard.

-- David Scott