Long Island University’s Ryan Weise had already nailed four three-pointers in the February 17 game, which was tied at 63-63 thanks to a Brandy Thomas bucket with 00:15 remaining.
Sacred heart threw up a tie-breaking attempt, but the air ball fell into the hands of LIU guard Zhane Williams. Taking two dribbles up the floor, Williams launched a pass from the opponent’s foul line and hit Weise in stride right in front of the Sharks’ bench. With only a split-second to spare, Weise received the pass and tossed a desperation heave toward the hoop.
Weise’s shot banked in at the buzzer and the Sharks snagged an important conference victory.
They also made an appearance in the No. 1 spot on ESPN Sportscenter’s Top 10 with what is arguably the best #NEChoops play of the season.
Watch it here…
It was quite a moment for the sophomore from New Jersey and she took to Twitter to express her fulfillment.
Ryan Weise made 5 of 7 3-point field goal attempts including a shot just beyond mid-court as time expired — LIU defeated Sacred Heart, 66-63. The Allentown High grad scored 17 points. Kudos. Watched the final play 50 times since her dad Rich texted last night. Top 10 ESPN video! pic.twitter.com/zpwmggzIBu
Jerome, who went undrafted despite excelling in two pre-draft All-Star Games, originally inked a rookie deal with the San Francisco 49ers during Spring 2017. He proceeded to earn a spot on the team’s opening day 53-man roster and appear in four games before being released following Week 5 of the regular season.
He subsequently participated in workouts with a number of NFL teams, but remained unsigned until the Seahawks officially added him to their 90-man training camp roster on July 30.
Jerome was the first-ever defensive back in Northeast Conference history to earn four consecutive all-NEC first team honors.
After making 18 career interceptions for Saint Francis, Jerome picked off two passes en-route to winning the MVP award at the 2017 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. One week later, he caused three turnovers in the Reese’s Senior Bowl.