Monday, May 23, 2011
Singler takes trick shots to Duke Chapel
By Eamonn Brennan
You might remember Kyle Singler's first entry into the YouTube trick-shot pantheon. Titled "Kyle Gets Buckets," featuring a variety of trick shots in Cameron Indoor Stadium, let's just say the video lived up to its name.
Could a sequel live up to the original? Oh, yes, it could. And it does.
Titled "Kyle Gets Buckets 2.0," Singler's latest trick shot video features some of the most impressive (and, far as I can tell, impressively real) shots in the history of the form. There are shots from the diving board in Duke's swimming facility, shots from inside a bus, shots from over a tent, and -- in the coup de grace -- two impossible shots from atop Duke Chapel, the university's Gothic architectural trademark.
Singler missed his first three attempts, but made the fourth and fifth shots -- one in the air, one on the bounce -- and so a high-quality trick shot video was made.
I'm not sure what the profit opportunities on trick shot videos are, but if the whole playing-in-the-NBA thing doesn't work out, Singler might have already discovered his true calling in life. And if Singler does land on an NBA team -- he's a first-round bubble pick on Chad Ford's Big Board -- that team's marketing department should get fast to work on version 3.0. Singler is a one-man viral machine.