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WSU Student Sets World Record! Most Basketball Half-Court Shots In One Minute

PULLMAN, Wash. - A record-breaking night Tuesday as Washington State University senior Charlie Vernon reclaims his world record of most basketball half-court shots in a minute, making nine baskets.

Vernon currently is listed in the Guinness World Records with seven baskets, but was unseated in late January by Eric Valentin, a University of Wisconsin – Green Bay basketball player, who made eight baskets.

So, determined to regain his title, Vernon, a manager with the WSU women's basketball team, took to the hardwood. After a few rounds of practice shots, a small crowd of friends and women's basketball players cheered him on. It took 10 tries, but the tenth round of shooting landed Vernon back on top. He said he tried to clear his mind of everything to focus on one thing.
 
"Just hopefully it goes in, once I hit about five or six, then I know I have a real chance of beating it, so really, just a lot of things are going through my head actually," said Vernon.
 

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