Ohio School Custodian Caught on Camera Sinking Half-Court Trick Shot

A security camera caught a middle school custodian making a backward half-court shot in an empty gymnasium on Thursday morning, February 4, before students and staff arrived for the day.

Principal Kyle Leatherman said he had heard about the bucket in a casual conversation with custodian Joe Orians, his colleague at Liberty-Benton Middle School in Findlay, Ohio.

“I didn’t believe him, so I told him I would check the camera,” Leatherman told Storyful.

Footage taken in the school’s gymnasium shows Orians hitting the trick shot and raising both hands in victory.

Leatherman tweeted the clip, which quickly went viral. “Nothing but net,” he wrote in the caption.

“I asked him why a half-court shot,” Leatherman told Storyful. “His response: ‘I had just as good of a chance to make the half-court shot as a layup. I’m not very good.’” Credit: Kyle Leatherman via Storyful