“I threw it up. I didn’t even see it go in,” Thompson told reporters, including The Post’s Ava Wallace. “I fell on the ground and happened to look over and see all my teammates running at me, jumping up and down. I thought, ‘I guess I made the shot.’”
Thompson’s teammates were just as stunned.
“It was surreal, I was just like, ‘What just happened?'” said Malcolm Brogdon, who was under the basket waiting for a potential rebound when Thompson’s shot banked through. “People were running in off the bench and it took me a second to really process that he just made that shot and we won the game.”
“The shot that Darius hit was more than amazing,” Anthony Gill said. “It was a special thing we just did.”
Gill, who went to high school about 20 minutes from Winston-Salem, also said that Thompson’s improbable shot made a delicious postgame snack even tastier.
“We don’t have Krispy Kreme in Charlottesville, so I got my mom to bring some to the game, and we would not be able to enjoy those unless that shot went in,” Gill told NBC 29.