Poole hit miracle shot even though poked in eye

Submitted by StephenRKass on March 20th, 2018 at 6:07 PM

There is a very nice fluff, puff piece on Jordan Poole over at the Freep.

LINK:  Jordan Poole hit shot with 1 good eye

"I got poked in the (right) eye before the end of the last game,” he said. “It was watering a little bit.”

This was the first time I heard about this. And here's my favorite quote, definitely true:

The Wolverines needed that last second shot, because they haven't played well in this tournament. “It just shows how talented we are as a team,” Poole said. “Our defense has picked up. As soon as our offense starts to click again and we are able to get the defense and offensive side going, it’s going to be a huge problem for the opposing team.”

The article ends with a nice piece of true fluff, with a detail about one of Poole's classes at Michigan on Monday.

Poole spent Sunday preparing a project for a Greek class and he gave the presentation on Monday. “In the presentation, it had to be 10-minutes long,” Poole said. “I went over just a little bit. The teacher goes, ‘it’s not every day we can beat the buzzer.’” True enough. It’s even harder to beat the buzzer with only one good eye.

Comments

lhglrkwg

March 20th, 2018 at 6:41 PM ^

The most satisfying part to me is still silencing Houston at the end. Man bun was shushing the crowd so much and when Houston got that rebound with 3.9 left plus the foul, they were all hopping up and down like the game was over. Feels good man

Blumami

March 20th, 2018 at 7:02 PM ^

‘Incredible’ perhaps. ‘Unlikely’ maybe. A ‘miracle’ shot is one that was intended as a pass, is deflected by one defender, bounces off the head of another before skipping in off the front of the rim. It most certainly is not one that was more or less swished — on a shot that he INTENDED to take, from a play that was designed and has been run before. Calling it a ‘miracle’ sounds like your Spartan co-worker trying to degrade the victory.

The Man Down T…

March 21st, 2018 at 12:10 AM ^

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xtramelanin

March 20th, 2018 at 8:22 PM ^

“In the presentation, it had to be 10-minutes long,” Poole said. “I went over just a little bit. The teacher goes, ‘it’s not every day we can beat the buzzer.’” True enough.

 

kudos to the prof for that one.