The 2014 Under-18 National Cup Final wasn’t without drama on Saturday afternoon, as Birmingham A’s Sedale Hanson-Young hit a clutch three pointer with 38 seconds remaining to give them the lead and ultimately the win, 69-64, which was sealed at the free throw line.
Hanson-Young was just 1 of 9 from beyond the arc up until that point, but hit the one that mattered as he received a pass out of the double team from eventual MVP Callum Lawson (31 points, 18 rebounds), giving Birmingham it’s first junior cup title in over a decade.
“Keep shooting,” said Birmingham Head Coach and Sedale’s father Nigel Hanson of the shot. “I raised the boy to do that, you’ve gotta believe in yourself, you’ve gotta believe that one of these is going down. It was an off night, but our defence kept us in the game.”