By now you’ve seen the shot heard ’round the world.
Millions watched as Villanova’s Kris Jenkins converted a buzzer beater to capture the NCAA national championship over North Carolina, but there were a handful of high school kids who tuned in with more of a vested interest in the outcome than the average viewer.
For one shining moment there, Marcus Paige’s wild game-tying heave gave Class of 2016 Tar Heels recruits Tony Bradley, Brandon Robinson and Seventh Woods some hope UNC could pull out an overtime victory, but incoming Wildcats freshman Dylan Painter and Omari Spellman got the last laugh, enjoying their future team’s 77-74 victory to the fullest.
So, let’s review their reactions to one of the most exciting title games in history.
PREGAME: Both sides were fired up.
HALFTIME: Woods was confident, retweeting this GIF.
SECOND HALF: As Nova’s lead crept to 10, UNC recruits began searching for answers.
GRAND FINALE: Needless to say, it was a range of emotions.
AFTERMATH: Tar Heels fans moved on quickly.
And the Wildcats faithful is already considering a repeat.
So, Woods capped the night by seeking reinforcements, lobbying undecided five-star senior shooting guard Terrance Ferguson to pick North Carolina over five other schools.