SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Before every single free throw he shoots, Blake Ahearn wipes off both his hands on his shorts, dribbles three times, flips the ball out in front of him with a healthy dose of backspin, catches it with two hands, holds it for half a second, then releases.
And the ball virtually always drops through the net.
That's no exaggeration. Over his three-plus seasons at Missouri State, Ahearn has taken 430 free throws -- and made 409 of them. That's 95.1 percent, folks.