Kemba Walker unveiled a new trick in his magic act in Wednesday's huge win over No. 9 Georgetown.
It was pretty special even by Walker's lofty standards.
With the shot clock winding down early in the second half, Walker was stationed at the top of the key. He used a pump-fake, slipped past Georgetown's Henry Sims, threw the ball off the backboard, raced in and caught the ball, and then completed the spectacular play by scoring from close range.
"It was the only thing there at the time, so I took it," Walker said.
Walker says he's seen LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Jamal Crawford pull off the same play in the NBA.
"I wasn't thinking about those guys when I did it," Walker said. "I just did it just because it was the right play. It's the first time that I did it in a game."
To say the least, his UConn teammates were impressed.
"I think he's been watching some NBA classic all-star games where Tracy McGrady was throwing it off the backboard," senior Donnell Beverly said. "It was like the only thing that was open and he was just being creative and made a play for himself."
Sophomore Alex Oriakhi said: "He actually did it in pick-up a few times. He probably watched Kobe do it. I just couldn't believe he tried it because he's not that tall of a player. But he laid it in and whatever works, you can't complain."
Even coach Jim Calhoun got a kick out of the play.
"I haven't seen the bank play in quite some time," Calhoun said. 'There was a kid from West Virginia that tried it one time. That one was unsuccessful at Gampel.
"That was (Kemba). That's a terrific game for us and, obviously, he was wonderful."
Walker finished with 31 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds while playing all 40 minutes for the second straight game.
Check out this video link to watch Walker's trick shot.