This is from a Davidson game just a few days ago. You hear people talking all the time about letting the game flow through you.
Well, in this play, St. Joseph’s Ryan Daly kind of epitomizes it.
It’s one of the great reaction plays you’ll ever see. Look what happened.
He’s near the top of the key with about :02 seconds left and his team down three. A teammate appears to be trying to pass the ball to another teamate but Daly runs in between them and (almost certainly accidentally) broke up his own teammates pass for a last-second three, catching the ball - well more just redirecting it - while running full speed - and hitting a three. And in order to do it, he has to adjust his feet so he’s not traveling.
As much as anyone ever has, he moved his body around the game and adapted it to what was happening and did it all with time running out.
St. Joe’s is having a miserable season but when they look back on it, this play is going to stand out for the rest of their lives. And the funny thing is when you look at him, he’s a squat, stocky guard. He’s not particularly athletic.
Yet his reflexes and instincts here were supreme. We’re not sure one player in 10,000 could have made this play.