Is Virginia Basketball’s Team Manager the New Rudy?

Last night the Virginia Cavaliers were kicking the shit out of the Coppin State Bald Eagles so bad that they reached deep into the bench and brought out a team manager that didn’t even have a jersey.

Team manager turned walk-on, Grant Kersey, was called on to go into the game and the Charlottesville native got the crowd roaring when he hit a three-pointer with a man in his face. This kid is not even on the Virginia roster. I’m not sure how this was even legal, but Kersey owned the night and even appeared on Sportcenter’s top 10 plays of the night.

This was a fuckin real life Rudy moment. Actually no screw that. I’m willing to say that this was a better moment than the whole Rudy things a Notre Dame. For one the Rudy movie sucked. And second, Rudy was offsides.


This dude Kersey had ice in his veins. In front of a packed house he nailed a three with a man in his face and hit nothing but the bottom of the net. And as you can see here there’s no question whether of not he was behind the line.

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Not like that stupid Rudy who had to cheat to get noticed. But back to Kersey. This kid is from Charlottesville, where the University of Virginia is located. He’s probably grown up his whole life drawing up this moment. Just him stepping on the court during the game probably was a dream come true for the water boy, but the fact that this kid drains a three will live on in sports infamy. This is the sole reason why I love sports. You literally can turn on a game and something compelling can come out of nowhere. Even in a 57 point blowout.

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