Since Friday nights are dishearteningly slow in the college sports world, it’s time we show high school basketball some love here on Fan Tweet of the Night. Last night, Gainsville High School’s D’Marcus Simonds hit a runner at the buzzer to send the Red Elephants to the 2nd round of the state tournament, only he kept running after the game-winning bucket….all the way out of the gym.
The D'Marcus Simonds game winner to send Gainesville to Round 2. Simonds finished with 32 points, 26 in the 2nd half. pic.twitter.com/34smX0AKMs
— HoopSeen (@hoopseen) February 20, 2015
Even better, based on our Fan Tweet of the Night by Sam Simpson, the Mississippi State-bound Simonds knew how it was going to end well beforehand.
That’s either some fantastic on-the-spot reporting by Sam or the beauty of high school sports as Simonds sent the Gainesville students into a frenzy. Hats off to Sam for discovering the highlight of the night before it even happened, and best of luck to the Red Elephants in the next round!