Bradford basketball player makes first-ever basket, crowd goes wild

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jan 15, 2020

BRADFORD, Pa. (WKBW) — It's a must-see. 7th grader Blake Conner of Bradford, PA is on the basketball team, but he's spent most of the season on the bench cheering the team on.

"It's a real fun sport for me. because I get to use my height," Blake told 7 Eyewitness News Reporter Taylor Epps Wednesday.

Blake started the season recording the team's stats, but his goal was to "earn" his jersey and get in a game, according to his teammate's mother, Megan Colley.

At Monday night's game against Ridgway Area HS, Coach Matt Shuey helped make Blake's dreams come true. Blake suited up for game time, sporting number 50.

"Coach put me in. I was really excited. You could see it on my face," Blake said, remembering the special moment.

But that's not all, Blake got his chance to play when Coach Shuey called his number towards the end of the game. Blake was fouled and went to the free throw line to shoot two shots.

Colley got the camera out, capturing the moment when Blake made his first basket for the team, as the crowd goes wild.

"It was a very very *very* good moment for me. Just trying to make my step-dad proud of me," Blake said. "It's real nice to know that I'm a part of something."

Bradford Basketball Blake First Shot