Corey “Thunder” Law has experienced a lot of career highs.
The Harlem Globetrotters rookie led his High Point Panthers to a shared regular-season conference title in 2012-13, ended his college career as the team’s second-all time leading rebounder, and competed in the 2013 College Slam Dunk Championship.
But for Guinness World Records Day 2013, he’s reached his highest peak yet.
Under the watchful eye of an official GWR adjudicator, Law took to the US Airways Center - home to the NBA’s Phoenix Suns - and broke the record for the longest basketball shot, draining that famous red-white-and-blue basketball from 109 ft 9 in (33.45 m) away.
Rather than just read about Law’s amazing bucket, it’s probably best to see for yourself.
Out of three Globetrotters to attempt the record, Law was the only one to come close. It took an hour of alternating tries by the three players before Law was able to drain the historic shot.
He broke the previous record of 104 ft 7 in (31.9 m), set by former Pepperdine University player Elan Buller on Feb. 16, 2011.
“It’s definitely an honor,” Law said. “I can’t believe I broke a record on Guinness World Records Day. A shot – 109 feet, 9 inches. Awesome!”